Liquid Herbal Extract
2 fl. oz.
Stevia is used where a sweetening agent is desired without the calories or
blood sugar effect. Its use goes back centuries to Paraguay, Brazil and
Argentina. It became popular in Europe in the late 1800’s and more recently
in was reintroduced in the 1970’s in Japan and 1980’s in the USA. Although
known in the USA as early as the 1910’s it was always seen as a threat to
the sugar industry. In 1931, French chemists isolated the glycosides that
give Stevia its sweet taste and named them steviosides. These compounds are
250-300 times sweeter than ordinary table sugar, and has a slight after
taste unique to Stevia. This version of Stevia is extracted using a
fermentation process significantly alter blood glucose, and so is useful as
a sweetener for those with blood sugar swings (hyper and hypoglycemia),
diabetics and others on carbohydrate controlled diets.
It is added to beverages, liquid supplements and other foods to improve
taste. It is an extremely sweet herb, so it should be added slowly until
the desired amount of sweetness is achieved. It is widely used in Japan and
accounts for over 40% of the sweetener market.
Stevia is safe for children. It will be extremely helpful for kids who are
negatively affected by sugar in terms of hyperactivity, mood swings and
blood sugar problems.
Stevia can be used with bitter herbal tea and tincture blends to help cover
the bitter taste of the other herbs. It is also added to tea, coffee and
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