ORGANIC STEVIA LEAF, powder
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Origin: Paraguay or India
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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We are overall pleased with the organic, pure stevia leaf as a sweetener. Although it adds a bit of an earthy taste to coffee, a little like the flavour of green tea, it does not have the aftertaste of processed stevia sweeteners.
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