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Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) (leaf extract) (Supplying 80% Steviosides)
All you want to know about Stevia
Can Pure Stevia Liquid Extract Sweeten My Tea?
Talking about Stevia, it is a natural sweetener extracted from the plant called Stevia rebaudiana. The prominent sweeteners that are found in Stevia are known as "steviosides." You can make Stevia liquid directly through Stevia leaves. In addition, you can also make it through the steviosides powdered extract. Native to Paraguay and Brazil, Stevia plants are cultured all around the globe.
Stevia has been used as a prepackaged substitute for artificial sweeteners. Furthermore, it has been used in wide variety of food products, including diet Coke, fish meat products, dried seafoods and the Beatrice Foods yogurt.
Generally speaking, Stevia is an all-natural product being used for so many years. It has been comprehensively tested in number of studies all around the globe and found to be non-toxic in nature. The best part is that you can substitute it with sugar in the diet. Not only it is much sweeter then sugar but also more importantly you do not need to worry about any unhealthy side effects. You can also use Stevia in cooking. Taking all these things into consideration, one can safely that the future of Stevia looks good.
How sweet is Stevia?
In comparison to the table sugar, the herbal powder and crude Stevia leaves are 12-15 times sweeter. On the other hand, steviosides is around 250-300 times sweeter than table sugar. It is worthwhile mentioning that Stevia has an ability to substitute artificial sweeteners in the diet. The most important thing about Stevia is that it is not only safe but also fully natural. You will not find any calories in it.
Another important thing that you need to take into account is the fact that it is not going to raise your blood sugar levels. As a matter of fact, recent research has come to the conclusion that Stevia can play a significant part in lowering blood sugar levels. There is a wrong notion among certain individuals that Stevia is not good for your teeth. You would be surprised to know that it helps you out in preventing cavities.
Can diabetic person use Stevia?
As Stevia does not raises blood sugar levels, it usually find a place in the healthy diet for anyone who is suffering from diabetes. If you have any confusion in this regard, consult your healthcare provider immediately. Keep in mind that you can also combine it with other sweeteners. However, it is of utmost importance that you stay away from artificial and refined sweeteners.
Extract leaves with water
For this, first thing that you need to do is to purchase dried Stevia leaves. You can get it in all the leading health food stores. You also have an option of growing Stevia in your garden and drying it on your countertop for two to three days. For extracting more steviosides, it is recommended that you crumble the leaves. Next, you need to locate the crumbled leaves directly into a cup or a coffee filter. Make sure that you pour hot water into the leaves and stir it for three to five minutes.
WARNING: Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.
Serving Size: 5 Drops (0.15 ml)
Servings Per Container Approx. 1555
|Other Ingredients: Kosher Vegetable Glycerin and Water.|