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This Organic Stevia is a very high quality. Practically speaking, Stevia rebaudiana is used as a no-calorie, low-carb, herbal sweetener that is up to one hundred times sweeter than table sugar - an alternative to sugar and artificial, chemical sweeteners such as aspartame (a.k.a. NutraSweet). Used around the world for centuries with no adverse reactions, Stevia is also said to be a great, healthful alternative for diabetics.
Stevia Leaf Organic Profile
Also known as- Stevia rebaudiana, Sweet Leaf, Yerba Dulce, Sweet Herb of Paraguay, Sweet Herb, and Honey Leaf.
Stevia is one of a family of plants that are native to South America and have been used for centuries to sweeten drinks and foods. Stevia leaves are said to be from 30 to 300 times sweeter than sugar * though the amount of sweetness varies from leaf to leaf and plant to plant. It is touted as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. To date, chemical analysis and studies show that the leaf adds no calories, has no harmful side effects and is more palatable with less aftertaste than any artificial, chemical sweetener to date.
Stevia has been in wide use in South America for centuries, and in Japan since the government banned the use of artificial sweeteners. To date, no harmful side effects have come to light, making Stevia one of the most promising sugar alternatives available. Stevoside, made from Stevia, is approved as a food additive in Korea, and is widely available throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. In China, tea made from Stevia leaves are touted as anti-aging and weight reduction aids. In the US, Stevia is awaiting GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status from the FDA.
diterpene glycosides, steviol, dulcoside, rebaudioside C, rebaudioside A, isosteviol, stevioside, jhanol, flavonoid glycosides, quercetin,
As a tea, in food and beverages as a sweetener and sometimes in capsule or extract form.
Stevia leaves are one of the sweetest substances known in nature, with a sweetness rating of up to 300 times the sweetening power of sugar. They have been called a ├»super-sweetenerŹ, and are the source of stevioside, a widely available tabletop sweetener in many Asian countries. With no calories and very little bitter aftertaste, Stevia is an excellent alternative sweetener to sugar for teas and other recipes that call for sugar. PLEASE NOTE: Most commercial Stevia which is a white crystalline color is actually the dried powdered extract of Stevia and is not the whole leaf.
Stevia has no reported side effects. Currently the FDA prohibits the use of Stevia as a sweetner in food products and beverages.
*As a result of changing seasons and crops, you may notice a difference or variation in the color, size, texture, taste, etc. of this product. We thank you for your kind understanding of these variances. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. We highly value your input, as it helps us to identify how we can better serve you in the future. Thank YOU! -The Raw Food World Team
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.