Say goodbye to sugar and hello to Stevia leaf! Our USDA Organic stevia is a natural, low carb and calorie sweetener that means you can get your sweet tooth fix without the negative health effects associated with refined sugar. Not only is it a delicious way to satisfy your cravings, but it’s also been linked to some impressive health benefits, such as reduced calorie intake, better blood sugar levels, and a lower risk of cavities. With Stevia leaf, you can enjoy a guilt-free sweet indulgence!
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Components: Over 200 species of stevia grow throughout Central and South America, but none are as sweet as this one. The active phytochemical in stevia’s serrated leaves is at least a hundred times sweeter than sugar.
Overview: More than just a calorie-free sugar substitute, the active component in the leaf, stevioside, has been shown to markedly lower blood sugar levels, suggesting a possible therapeutic use for people with diabetes.
Uses: Stevia leaf can be used in a variety of ways, both as an herbal remedy and as a sugar substitute. For medicinal purposes, stevia leaves can be steeped in boiling water to make a tea. This tea can be consumed up to three times a day to help manage diabetes, reduce hypertension, and improve digestion.
It can also be used to make a syrup which can be used as a sweetener in place of sugar. When using stevia leaf for culinary purposes, it can be added directly to dishes or blended into a powder. The powder can be used as a sugar substitute in baking, mixed into coffee or tea, and even sprinkled over yogurt or ice cream.
It can also be used to sweeten smoothies, salad dressings, and sauces. The leaves can also be dried and crushed into a fine powder which can be used as a seasoning or to add sweetness to savory dishes.