STEVIA LEAF, powder
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Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Production: Powdered stevia leaf is produced from the dried foliage of an evergreen shrub related to the sunflower native to South America. In temperate regions, it can be grown as an annual or herbaceous perennial.
Qualities: Stevia leaves have a gentle licorice-like flavour and a sweetness that is said to be up to 200 times stronger than sugar. Research has shown that stevia, as a sweetener, does not contribute calories or carbohydrates to the diet and that it has no effect on blood glucose or insulin response. This means that it is an especially good alternative sweetener for people with diabetes or those who are wishing to reduce their caloric intake from sweeteners.
Common Use: Stevia is used as an alternative to sugar in beverages, baked goods, and many other foods. Because it is so much sweeter than sugar, only a very small amount is needed.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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Stevia Leaf Powder 5 Lbs Earns "A", All Dimensions
Ranked on multiple dimensions, Stevia Leaf earns an A on purity of ingredients; an A on consistency of texture; an A on quality of flavor; an A on fairness of price; an A on security and humidity-resistance of packaging; an A on fineness of its grind into powder. It is used to sweeten a high-protein shake. Customer service is excellent and very knowledgeable.
Whole is better
Have tried whole leaf stevia before and quit because of the bitter. I realized you get bitter when you use too much and this time I'm enjoying in black tea. Plan on trying it for baking. I like the idea of using whole leaf and getting all the beneficial compounds not just one or two.