Stevia, it’s extremely sweet. In fact, this amazing noncaloric herb, native to Paraguay, has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. Cooking with stevia is an excellent idea and requires some new learning, for a yogi the advantages of reducing sugar intake in your diet are enormous your so it’s well worth taking the time to investigate it further. Do not to use too much, which results in excessive sweetness. Start with the exact amount specified in a recipe, or even a little less, then taste before deciding you need any more.
Why Stevia ? Take a look at the alternative artificial sweeteners and you can clearly see why.
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Stevia the Herb that is sweeter than sugar
Since the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), stevia can be sold legally in the United States, but only as a "dietary supplement." Even so, it can be found in many forms in most health-food stores, and is also incorporated into drinks, teas and other items (all labeled as "dietary supplements"). It cannot, however, be called a "sweetener" or even referred to as "sweet." To do so would render the product "adulterated," according to the FDA, and make it again subject to seizure.
STEVIA, a Natural replacement for sugar!
Stevia is a natural, non-caloric, sweet-tasting plant used around the world for its pleasant taste, as well as for its increasingly researched potential for inhibiting fat absorption and lowering blood pressure.