What is Stevia?
The Indians of Paraguay have used Stevia for centuries. Europeans first learned of Stevia when the Spanish Conquistadors of the sixteenth century sent word to Spain that the natives of South America had used the plant. Stevia is a fairly unassuming perennial shrub of the aster family (Asteraceae), native to the northern regions of South America. It is now being grown in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Central America, the United States, Israel, Thailand and China. Great care must be taken during production of Stevia extract to produce a high quality extract. This pertains as much to extraction as it does to milling. This is the type of quality control that goes into NuNaturals' Stevia extracts.
NuStevia White Stevia Powder uses maltodextrin which is a food grade carbohydrate derived from corn. It is tasteless, so it is the perfect medium to use to use with the extract. It is added to make it easier to measure the Stevia Extract. This form is perfect for sprinkling on cereal, yogurt as well as mixing in beverages. One quarter to three quarters of a teaspoon is the recommended serving.
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