Liquid Stevia products can be purchased in a variety of flavors and colors.
The Stevia extract used to make liquid Stevia can be up to three hundred times the sweetness of sugar, so the liquid is similarly, incredibly sweet.
Recommended Liquid Stevia Products
|SweetLeaf SteviaClear Liquid Stevia, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)
SweetLeaf SteviaClear Liquid stevia use to sweeten food or beverages,adjust to taste 2 drops are as sweet as 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp of steviaclear is as sweet as 1 cup of sugar. Contains purified water,pure stevia leaf extract,grapefruit seed extract. Its a natural dietary supplement.
|NOW Foods Stevia Liquid Extract Alcohol, 8 Ounce Bottle
by NOW Foods
|Stevia Clear Hazelnut 2 Ounces
Liquid Stevia is an ideal sugar substitute, and it is usually used in baking and cooking. Some people also use liquid Stevia for sweetening coffee and teas. Liquid Stevia has been used in Japan for many years, and they rely on it as a sugar substitute the way that the US has relied on aspartame.
There are several ways that liquid Stevia can be extracted and produced. One way to produce liquid Stevia is to let the leaves from the Stevia plant sit in pure grain alcohol overnight. If pure grain alcohol is not available, distilled water may be used instead. However, using grain alcohol will result in a purer product than using distilled water.
After steeping overnight, the liquid is then strained, and the plant matter is left behind and discarded. The extracted liquid is then, but it is important that it not be boiled. Leaving it over low heat then reduces the liquid, and the water or alcohol is evaporated. After evaporation, the reduction that remains is liquid Stevia extract. It is possible to reduce the liquid Stevia extract even further by cooking it down into syrup.
Another way to produce liquid Stevia is to use Stevia white powder extract. When this extract is mixed with or diluted in water, liquid Stevia results. It is not necessary that the final liquid product be white, however, as commercial liquid Stevia products can be purchased in a variety of flavors and colors.
The Stevia extract used to make liquid Stevia can be up to three hundred times the sweetness of sugar, so the liquid is similarly, incredibly sweet. When used in baking or cooking, or for sweetening teas and coffees, liquid Stevia is measured “by the drop.”