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What is stevia?

What is stevia?

Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to determine if you need more. ...Read more

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Can stevia subsitute sucanat?

Stevia: They are both sweet and can be used in cooking, although the stevia may not have the molasses flavor of sucanat. ...Read more

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Is pure via the same as stevia?

Is pure via the same as stevia?

Not exactly: Purevia is a brand of sweetener based on stevia, which means purevia contains stevia extract, but also contains other things. Stevia is a family of plants, so the word means different things, depending on what one is talking about. ...Read more

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When and how do you use stevia?

When and how do you use stevia?

Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to determine if you need more. ...Read more

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Can there be anything harmful about stevia?

Can there be anything harmful about stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. ...Read more

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Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. ( kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. ( kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Possibly about 6 mon: Because it is a plant product it my be good for about 6 months or longer Since it tastes sweet,its being good could be tested by its taste.If the taste in quality and quantitiy did not change, it may be used till the change happens. ...Read more

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Do you know stevia liquid 25%?

Do you know stevia liquid 25%?

No, but . . .: Stevia liquid 25% sounds like it is part stevia and part other things. Stevia is a sweetener made from the sweet species stevia rebaudiana. It is much sweeter than sugar, and does not add calories or carbohydrates to the food. Stevia is considered quite safe to use, but as with any non-regulated dietary supplement, dose/purity/side-effects/etc... May vary between brands and batches of product. ...Read more

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Can stevia help treat diabetes?

Can stevia help treat diabetes?

Not really.: Stevia is a plant extract which is an artificial sweetener (food additive, not a medication). Using this to sweeten foods and drinks instead of sugar will make for less of a glucose elevation, but it is not an actual treatment. A 'treatment' for diabetes is a medication that actively lowers the blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Does stevia have any sugar in it?

Does stevia have any sugar in it?

Glucose molecules: There are glucose molecules attached to the basic structure of stevia. However, since it is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, it does not affect blood sugars and has no significant calories. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from stevia?

Are there side effects from stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does stevia have bad side effects ?

Does stevia have bad side effects ?

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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Is stevia better for you than sugar?

Is stevia better for you than sugar?

FAR BETTER: While it is delicious & almost everyone is addicted to it, sugar is ultimately a poison that increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis etc. See http://nyti.Ms/15xi2o8 by contrast, stevia is not associated with any of those & may actually improve our health! for a good discussion of the benefits of stevia & possible downsides see http://bit.Ly/18r2xta. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stevia?

What are the side effects of stevia?

Rare: Stevia is generally considered safe with few side effects. Some people report nausea or bloating, tough these could be coincidental. I use stevia several times a week and have no concerns myself. ...Read more

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What are the various known reactions to stevia?

What are the various known reactions to stevia?

Safety: Stevia may increase the effect of lowering blood sugar, and may also lower blood pressure. There was conflicting evidence suggesting it promotes cancer, but these data were not confirmed on further studies. Stevia refined extract (rebaudioside a) is "general recognized as safe" as a sweetener. Mild stomach upset and rare allergic reactions are possible. ...Read more

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Is stevia in raw sugar be good/better or beneficial?

Stevia in the Raw: Stevia is an herbal sweetener (made from stevia leaf extract) that has no calories. It's also not a synthetic sugar substitute like aspartame, saccharine, or sucralose. Some feel that stevia has an "aftertaste, " so you'll need to experiment and see if you do. The "raw" product seems to be more sugar-like in taste than truvia or other more processed products. http://tinyurl.com/k3oygxg. ...Read more

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Does adding things like stevia to my tea affect the health?

Not known: Stevia is a natural product not known to cause any side effects as i know of. ...Read more