This plant is truly unique – a completely natural sweetener, 300 times sweeter than sugar, with 0 calories and none of the blood sugar spikes of refined sugar.
Stevia originates from Latin America and has slowly begun its way to Europe. The fact that it is three hundred times sweeter than sugar makes it very difficult to use in food products. This is because all proportions and the consistency of the recipe need to be adapted. For food manufacturers it is slow and difficult process to adapt to that change but we are slowly seeing more and more stevia based products on the market. Beside the fact that it has no calories, the herb helps cleanse toxins from the body, improves digestion and increases your metabolism. It is also contains antioxidants that successfully fight free radicals. There are already several books available for healthy recipes using stevia.