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Stevia Leaf POWDER (whole leaf, green) - Certified Organic (8 oz / 227 g)
HRB-105


 
Our Price: $17.99

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Product Code: HRB-105
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Description
 
Also known as- Stevia rebaudiana, Sweet Leaf, Yerba Dulce, Sweet Herb of Paraguay, Sweet Herb, and Honey Leaf.

Introduction
Stevia is one of a family of plants that are native to South America and have been used for centuries to sweeten drinks and foods. Stevia leaves are said to be from 30 to 300 times sweeter than sugar * though the amount of sweetness varies from leaf to leaf and plant to plant. It is touted as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. To date, chemical analysis and studies show that the leaf adds no calories, has no harmful side effects and is more palatable with less aftertaste than any artificial, chemical sweetener to date.
Stevia has been in wide use in South America for centuries, and in Japan since the government banned the use of artificial sweeteners. To date, no harmful side effects have come to light, making stevia one of the most promising sugar alternatives available. Stevoside, made from stevia, is approved as a food additive in Korea, and is widely available throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. In China, tea made from stevia leaves are touted as anti-aging and weight reduction aids. In the US, stevia is awaiting GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status from the FDA.

Constituents
diterpene glycosides, steviol, dulcoside, rebaudioside C, rebaudioside A, isosteviol, stevioside, jhanol, flavonoid glycosides, quercetin,

Parts Used
Leaves

Typical Preparations
As a tea, in food and beverages as a sweetener and sometimes in capsule or extract form.

Summary
Stevia leaves are one of the sweetest substances known in nature, with a sweetness rating of up to 300 times the sweetening power of sugar. They have been called a "super-sweetener", and are the source of stevioside, a widely available tabletop sweetener in many Asian countries. With no calories and very little bitter aftertaste, stevia is an excellent alternative sweetener to sugar for teas and other recipes that call for sugar. PLEASE NOTE: Most commercial Stevia which is a white crystalline color is actually the dried powdered extract of Stevia and is not the whole leaf. The material we offer is whole leaf material.


Certified Organic by OTCO
Certified Earth Kosher

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Excellent November 13, 2017
Reviewer: Jean Bryant Corbin from Hawkesbury, ON Canada  
Oh boy did I look for stevia before and for a long time. This is the one at a price that is more than right. When searching for stevia (even in bulk) all I found was processed (whitened) or processed and mixed with a filler. This one is all natural so yes you will have that licorice taste with it but only if you add to much. If like me you only put a teaspoon of sugar in your coffee then only adding the the tip of a teaspoon of this stevia will do and you won't taste its licorice after taste but if you're the kind to put 6-10 teaspoon of sugar in your coffe you'll need ½ a teaspoon of stevia to replace that but you'll also have its after taste.

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