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What is stevia?

What is stevia?

Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a plant native to South America (Paraguay) that is now grown across the globe in tropical and sub-tropical climates. While there are 240 varieties of the stevia plant, the one that provides sweetness for many of today’s stevia-based...

What is the best tasting part of the stevia leaf?

What is the best tasting part of the stevia leaf?

The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant are a source of sweetness. The root and stem of the stevia plant are not known to have a sweet taste.[1] Stevia leaves carry the sweetness of the plant, but a closer look reveals some parts to the leaves tend to taste...

How is stevia leaf extract made?

How is stevia leaf extract made?

Stevia leaf extract comes from the leaves of the stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant—more commonly known as “stevia”. Stevia has been a source of high-intensity sweetness for centuries, though the sweetness produced in the early years was often inconsistent and contained...

Benefits of stevia-based sweeteners vs. artificial sweeteners

Benefits of stevia-based sweeteners vs. artificial sweeteners

Many people wonder about the difference between artificial and stevia-based sweeteners—and why they might choose one over another. Stevia-based sweeteners can be distinguished from artificial sweeteners because their sweetness derives from a plant. Many feel good...

Stevia vs. Sugar: The Benefits of Stevia

Stevia vs. Sugar: The Benefits of Stevia

You may enjoy sweet treats, yet you also know the sweetness in those treats comes with calories. By sweetening with stevia-based sweeteners, you can get the sweetness you enjoy in a way that does not add the number of calories as if you were to sweeten with sugar...

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Stevia Facts

Did you know that stevia can be anywhere from 50 – 350 times as sweet as sugar depending on the variety of the plant?