Stevia: A Sweet Plant

Used as a sweetener for more than 1,500 years, stevia is a time-tested ingredient with clean nutritional stats.

This natural sweetener boasts a glycemic index of zero, contains no calories, and can be used in baking as heat does not change its flavor.

Pure stevia is 300 times sweeter than table sugar so using it as an alternative to table sugar in your recipes can prove to be difficult.  New stevia products contain bulking agents that make it suitable for replacing sugar in recipes.  Different brands contain different bulking agents, in different ratios, so taste varies from brand to brand.  Try a few to see which works best for you.

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