Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Understanding Stevia

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is an herb with some very powerful marketing connections. A sweetener extracted from stevia is making waves in the United States these days. This is probably a bit of a surprise to the Japanese, who have been using stevia extracts for decades.

The stevia plant originated in South America, probably Paraguay. Stevia extract is promoted as being 200 times sweeter


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