Stevia Rebudiana (Sweetleaf)
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 Stevia Rebudiana (Sweetleaf)
150 Gm
8 $USD
300 Gm
12 $USD
600 Gm
16 $USD
Description
Stevia Rebudiana, commonly known as Stevia or Sweetleaf is small perennial plant from Chrysanthemum family. Stevia is the worlds only all-natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index.Stevia rebaudiana is a small perennial growing up to 65-80 cm tall, with sessile, oppositely arranged leaves. Different species of Stevia contain several potential sweetening compounds, with Stevia rebaudiana being the sweetest of all. Stevia is a semi-humid subtropical plant that can be grown easily like any other vegetable crop even in the kitchen garden. The soil should be in the pH range of 6.5- 7.5; well-drained red soil and sandy loam soil. Saline soils should be avoided to cultivate this plant.Stevia leaves have functional and sensory properties superior to those of many other high potency sweeteners. Stevia is likely to become a major source of high potency sweetener for the growing natural food market in the future. Although Stevia can be helpful to anyone, there are certain groups who are more likely to benefit from its remarkable sweetening potential. These include diabetics, those interested in decreasing caloric intake, and children.Stevia is safe for diabetics, as it does, not affect blood sugar levels.Stevia does not have the neurological or renal side effects of some of the artificial sweeteners.Stevia possess anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property also in addition to its other versatile uses. It can be safely used in herbal medicines, tonics for diabetic patients and also in the daily usage products like mouthwashes, and tooth pastes.Mild Stevia leaf tea offers excellent relief for an upset stomach.
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