Common Name: Stevia, sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, sweet honey leaf
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Colour: Leaves, green; natural raw powder, green (white powdered stevia is an extracted form)
Season: Harvest leaves in autumn/fall
Store: Leaves dried whole or powdered in an airtight container
Eaten: Leaves eaten raw, infused in teas, powdered, liquid extract
A substitute for sugar.
- Natural leaf stevia or green powdered stevia is 20-30 times the sweetness of sucrose or sugar.
- There is a slight licorice aftertaste for some people in the processed stevia.
- White processed stevia in powdered or liquid extract is 200-300 times the sweetness of sucrose or sugar(1)
- Stevia is safe for diabetics to use as it doesn’t affect blood levels.
- Stevia doesn’t rot your teeth.
Vitamins and Minerals:
*Values based on 1g of Stevia
(%DV = Daily Value for an adult if consuming 2000 calories daily)
(1) suede hill organic farm
Green Leaf Stevia Powder vs White Stevia
(2) livestrong.com side effects of stevia