Categories Food, Groceries Sweeteners
Categories Food, Groceries Sweeteners Stevia Stevia Powder
Superior Source, Sweet 'n Natural, Stevia Leaf Extract, 9.73 oz (276 g)
- Fresh Look
- Same Great Taste!
- Zero Calorie Powder
- 315 Servings
- Dietary Supplement
Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs shrubs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to subtropical and tropical regions from Western North America to South America. The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweetleaf of Sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar.
With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low sugar food alternatives.
In a few countries, it has been available as a sweetener for decades or centuries; for example; stevia is widely used as a sweetener in Japan where it has been available for decades.
More recent medical research has shown promise in treating obesity and hypertension. Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance; therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and other on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
Sweet 'n Natural Calories free, Saccharin free, Aspartame free, and Sucralose free.
|Compare and Decide:||Herbal||Aspartame Free||Saccharin Free||Sucralose Free|
|Sweet 'n Natural||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
As an herbal dietary supplement, take 1/3 teaspoons into food or stir into beverages.
|Serving Size: 1/3 teaspoon (876 mg)|
|Serving Per Container: 315|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||Less than 1 g||<1%*|
|Sugars||Less than 1 g||†|
|Stevia Leaf Extract||22.8 mg||†|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Values not established.