Stevia rebaudiana is a tropical member of the Chrysanthemum family (a kin of our ornamental hardy mum) which originated in the rainforests of Brazil and Paraguay. It is now cultivated in South America, Asia and around the world, and is sought after due to its leaves, which contain the sweet tasting active constituents. It has been used for centuries by the Native South The common ancient names for stevia translates as ‘honey leaf’ or ‘sweet leaf’. In China, it is sometimes called ‘sweet Chrysanthemum’.
Today, knowledge of stevia is growing phenomenally because of its use as a natural sweetener *. The active ingredients in stevia are stevosides, which are chemically known as diterpene glucosides. These chemicals bind to our taste buds and are perceived as being very sweet *, but in essence, it contains no sugar*.
You can easily grow your own Stevia. It is a tender perennial in the Southern US, or an annual in the Northern climates. It is great for indoor pots as well. Just grow, and pick the sweet leaves for immediate use or you can dry them for future use.
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There are different kinds of stevia on the market today. Most conventional grocery stores carry a white powder form. This highly processed powder may be prepared using chemical solvents. Nature’s Answer Stevia is a pure liquid that is prepared from the all natural stevia leaf. * Try a few drops and enjoy the sweet flavor!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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