Stevia Natural Sweetner

Perennial zones 11+

Stevia (sugarleaf, sweetleaf, sweet honey leaf)

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia Natural Sweetner Herb is a leafy, green plant originally from Paraguay and Brazil that has a mild, sweet taste. It is grown by farmers who sell it to processing companies that produce artificial sweetening products.

Remarkable herbal sugar substitute! Contains stevioside, hundreds of times sweeter than sugar but without the calories. Leaf powder can be

used in place of sugar in drinks, baked goods, desserts, preserves, etc. Has a pleasant flavor of its own that never dominates or overwhelms to

which it is added.

You can also grow Stevia plants at home. In southern California and Florida, the plant is a perennial and in all other climates it is an annual.

(We are on our 3rd year of growing Stevia in containers–bringing it indoors just before first frost. Seems to be a stronger plant each year growing.)

Although the leaves of the Stevia plant are not as sweet as the processed Stevia, it still provides a mild flavor.

Incredibly sweet leaves are an herbal alternative to sugar.

Use fresh, dried, powdered, or as a liquid to sweeten a variety of foods and beverages. Bushy, high-yielding plants.

Stevia is a plaque retardant and tooth decay inhibitor.

Packet 20+ seeds. $3.00

Stevia seeds are hard to find, so they are typically not available in most stores. Make sure to purchase only Stevia rebaudiana, since other varieties of Stevia are not sweet.

Growing and using Stevia.

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