Stevia, also commonly known as sweet leaf or sugar leaf, is a natural sweetener indigenous to the Amazon. For centuries the Guaraní people of Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia have used fresh stevia leaves to sweeten recipes, teas and medicinal preparations. Stevia is ideal for anyone on a carbohydrate-cautious diet for although it is one of the sweetest substances in nature, it has one of the lowest glycemic scores with no effect on blood sugar. Organic Traditions Stevia powder contains naturally occurring steviosides. Steviosides are compounds in the leaf that are known as steviol glycosides and are 300 times sweeter than sugar. Although there are extracts that can be made of the leaves and purified for steviosides and rebaudiosides at various percentages, Organic Traditions Stevia powder is the whole food green leaf powder offering these naturally occurring steviol glycosides as well as other beneficial compounds as nature intended.
Certified Organic Stevia Leaf Powder (Stevia rebaudiana)
Add Organic Traditions Stevia powder to smoothies, yogurt, teas or desserts. Stevia has a very sweet taste and so cannot be directly compared to conventional sugar or honey. Depending on the requirements of the recipe, start with roughly ¼ of a teaspoon and increase the amount as required in order to get the exact amount of sweetness desired. It is heat stable, and so can be used for baking or added to hot porridges and cereal. Add roughly ¼ of a teaspoon of Organic Traditions Stevia powder to your favorite superfood smoothie recipe to create a nourishing, antioxidant-rich smoothie.