Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides, which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable
Stevia is often touted as a safe and healthy sugar substitute that can sweeten up foods without the negative health effects linked to refined sugar. It’s also associated with several impressive health benefits, such as reduced calorie intake, blood sugar levels, and risk of cavities.
A natural, calorie-free sweetener approximately 200 to 300 times as sweet as sugar. Boil stevia leaves powder in tea or milk. Use dry stevia leaves powder to make a syrup for sweetening beverages, sauces or other syrups. This a natural Dry Herb.