January 13, 2010

Zero Calorie, Natural Stevia in the Raw Cup for Cup Replaces Sugar in Recipes

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I first heard about stevia from my secretary about ten years ago. At that time, it was available as a liquid extract, and I couldn't figure out how to use it in recipes. I'm not a huge fan of zero calorie sweeteners, and stevia has not been without controversy; however, Stevia Extract In the Raw may change my mind. You can use it cup for cup as you would sugar in any recipe.

Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is an herb in the compositae family that grows as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. The glycosides in its leaves make it incredibly sweet, a property that is unique among the nearly 300 species of stevia plants. Stevia has been used to sweeten beverages and medicines for over 400 years. A scientist named Antonio Bertoni first recorded its use by native tribes in 1887...

Unlike some of our competitors, Stevia Extract In The Raw does not use additional sweeteners such as erythritol (Truvia™) and isomaltulose and erythritol (PureVia™) to mask the natural sweetness of Reb-A Stevia Extract. The high purity level of our product eliminates any of the licorice-like aftertaste associated with less pure Stevia products currently in the market.

I am not sure how processed this stevia is compared to raw sugar, but it is much lighter in weight and the kids love it!

Disclosure: I was sent a free sample of this product to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative.

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at January 13, 2010 1:15 AM

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