Stevia Extract - White POWDER
Steviosides are the sweet glycoside constituents of the stevia leaf. They are 250-300 times sweeter than sugar but contain no calories. Research indicates that Stevioside may be used by both diabetics and hypoglycemics. Stevioside has been approved for sale in the United States only as a dietary supplement. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Stevia is a small green plant native to Paraguay, which bears leaves that have a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar.
Stevia is also used as a nutritional supplement and skin care.
Because the human body does not metabolize the sweet glycosides from the leaf or any of its processed forms, the body obtains no calories, from Stevia. Processed forms of pure Stevia can be 70-400 times sweeter than sugar. Whether these products are called Stevia, Steviosides, Stevia Extract, or Stevia Concentrate, if they are in their pure form, they do not adversely affect blood glucose levels and may be used freely by both diabetics and hypoglycemics. For people with blood sugar, blood pressure, energy or weight problems, Stevia is the desirable sweetener.
In all of its current forms, Stevia has a taste unique to itself. Along with its sweetness there is also a bitter component. The poorer the quality of the leaf the more bitterness is evident in the taste. Unlike artificial sweeteners, the sweet glycosides do not break down in heat, so that makes Stevia an excellent sweetener for cooking and baking. Since 1/4 to 1/3 teaspoon replaces a full cup of sugar, applesauce or similar should be used as a bulking agent.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Pure Stevia Leaf Extract with minimum 90% Steviosides.
- Suggested Use: Use as desired in very tiny amounts on food and beverages. Adjust amount as needed.