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Stevia Leaf, (Stevia rebaudiana (formerly Eupatorium rebaudianum)) Powder Bulk
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either a 2 oz bag or a pound size. Save 20% when you purchase a pound.
May be added to foods or beverages as a no-calorie sweetener. Use about 1/2 of the amount of stevia leaf powder that you would use of sugar.
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Stevia takes its genus and common name from that of the fourteenth-century Spanish botanist P. J. Esteve. The origin of its species name is unknown.
Range of Appearance
Stevia is an annual and sometimes perennial shrub native to Brazil and Paraguay but cultivated in highland tropics elsewhere. It grows to about 3 feet in height. Its leaves are opposite and toothed, born on a wandlike, hairy stem. The flowers are white, hermaphroditic, and tubular. The plant prefers moist soil, a humid climate, and plenty of sunshine. 87
Stevia has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries in South America, especially by the Guarani Indians. Stevia leaf is about thirty times sweeter than sugar, and it has only 1/300 th the amount of calories contained in sugar. (One of its glycosides, stevioside, is 150 to 300 times sweeter than sugar). Stevia is safe for those with candida, helps control sugar cravings, and does not disrupt blood sugar levels. Its flavor comes on slower than that of sugar. In Japan, stevia accounts for about 40 percent of the sweetener market. Unlike many chemical sweeteners, stevia's flavor is stable when heated.
Stevia is sometimes used to flavor toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Vitamin C, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, diterpene glycoside (stevioside, rebaudiosides), stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol
Plant details were provided by iPlant by Brigitte Mars.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.