STEVIA Extracts

Stevia extracts are incredibly sweet, and can be used in both powder and liquid form.

Stevia extracts can also be used as herbal supplements for medical conditions such as diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension.

Recommended Stevia Extracts Products

Pure Stevia Extract Powder by Kal - 3.5 oz
by Kal
NO unpleasant aftertaste and NO calories. The steviosides should not adversely affect blood glucose levels in most individuals. Also available in liquid form. Size: 3.5oz 42mg Powder Directions: Take 1 serving daily, preferably with a meal or beverage. Store in cool, dry place. Serving Size: 1 scoop Ingredients: Amount per serving: % Dail

NOW Foods Stevia Liquid Extract Alcohol, 8 Ounce Bottle
by NOW Foods

Pure Stevia Liquid Extract - 4 oz - Liquid
by Kal

Stevia Extracts

Most Stevia sweeteners are created from extracts from the Stevia herb. Stevia extracts are incredibly sweet, and can be used in both powder and liquid form for baking, cooking, or adding to teas and coffee. Stevia extracts can also be used as herbal supplements for medical conditions such as diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension.

To produce these extracts, Stevia leaves are dehydrated and crushed. Then, the crushed leaves are put through a clarification and crystallization process. This creates an extract where the Stevia plant's sweetening elements (called “glycosides”) create a more concentrated, sweeter product than the original Stevia plant.

Commercial Stevia extracts have usually also been decolorized, so that the resulting powder is white. During the decolorization process, the extract is also purified. Dyes may thereafter be used to create Stevia extract in a range of colors.

The refining process used to create Stevia extract creates a sweetener that is up to three hundred times the sweetness of cane sugar. Accordingly, Stevia extract is used “by the pinch” when in powder form and “by the drop” when in liquid form.

Stevia extracts are sold commercially in both powder and liquid form. Stevia extracts come in a variety of flavors and colors. The most powerful Stevia extracts are those made from Stevia plants native to Paraguay and Brazil, but Stevia is now cultivated in many other countries as well.

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