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Add a delicious new twist to your favorite foods and beverages with NOW® French Vanilla Stevia. NOW® French Vanilla Stevia contains no calories, has a non-bitter aftertaste, and is 100% free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives.
Stevia is a small perennial plant native to Central and South America with a long and storied history. The Spanish conquistadors are credited with Stevia's initial discovery during their sixteenth century exploration of Central America. They reported that the natives used the leaves of this herb to counteract the bitter taste of a popular community drink, mate, and also used it as an herbal remedy for various ailments.
Today, Stevia is cultivated in over a dozen countries worldwide. It is a major export product and is widely used in countries such as China, Brazil, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Paraguay and Malaysia. Stevia has also been grown successfully in California, southern Ontario, Canada and even southern England. Although there are several different species of Stevia, the most potent and effective seems to be Stevia rebaudiana, and this species is used in most dietary supplements on the market today.
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