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Stevia

 

What is Stevia rebaudiana?

Stevia is an herb indigenous to Paraguay and Brazil that grows 2--3 feet tall and resembles mint in appearance. The South American native Guarani Indians used this green “sweet herb” they called “kaa he-he” for centuries before a European botanist named M.S. Bertoni first learned of this unique plant from the native guides while exploring Paraguay in 1887. Though prior to the early 1900s Stevia was a plant harvested in the wild it soon thereafter was being grown in abundance on plantations. Sometime between 1918 and 1921 the USDA was introduced to this wonderfully sweet herb but because of political and other interests Stevia was not accepted as a natural sweetener. The compounds in Stevia that give the herb its sweet taste called Steviosides were isolated by French scientists in 1931. Since the 1970s Japan has approved and used Stevia extracts as a sweetener in everything from ice cream to soft drinks.

 

Today in the USA our FDA still has not approved Stevia as a sweetener.  However, since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, they have approved it as a dietary supplement.  


How is NOW's Stevia produced? 

NOW's stevia extract is produced utilizing a patent-pending process which involves extracting from stevia leaves using only water and alcohol. The resulting extract is treated with a vegetarian-source enzyme (amylase) to reduce the licorice-like aftertaste of regular stevia extracts. The following are not used and not allowed: pesticides, fumigants, irradiation, other solvents, sulfur dioxide. There are no carriers or flow agents added to the extract other than what we claim on the label. The resulting extract contains no less than 80% Glucosylsteviosides as measured by HPLC testing.


The Stevia Glycerite liquid is now much thicker than it was. Why? 

We have increased the percentage of Glycerine to help maintain the freshness of the product. Glycerine acts as a natural preservative, as well as having a nice sweet taste, but is low on the glycemic index listing (which shows how much certain foods affect blood sugar). 


Should I be concerned that my Stevia Liquid Extract has become cloudy? 

Stevia should not be cloudy and it is very rare for this to occur. This usually will occur due to some kind contamination:1. Introduction of another interacting substance 2. Bacterial growth due to alcohol evaporation.


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Item#

Brand

Name

Size

Form

Retail

Price

 
Berry Energy Tea Sugar Free Drink Sticks

53748

Now Foods

Berry Energy Tea Sugar Free Drink Sticks

12

Packet

$5.99

$5.40

  
Better Stevia Extract Powder, 100% Pure Certified Organic

41010

Now Foods

Better Stevia Extract Powder, 100% Pure Certified Organic

1

Pound

$79.99

$68.36

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract

13253

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract

2

Ounce

$8.99

$6.27

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Cinnamon Vanilla)

56819

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Cinnamon Vanilla)

2

Ounce

$10.99

$7.52

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Coconut)

56817

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Coconut)

2

Ounce

$10.99

$7.52

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Dark Chocolate)

9667

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Dark Chocolate)

2

Ounce

$10.99

$7.50

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract (English Toffee)

56820

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract (English Toffee)

2

Ounce

$10.99

$7.52

  
Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Pomegranate Blueberry)

56818

Now Foods

Better Stevia Liquid Extract (Pomegranate Blueberry)

2

Ounce

$10.99

$7.52

  
Betterstevia Organic

380038

Now Foods

Betterstevia Organic

35

Pack

$4.79

$3.56

  
Betterstevia Original

380037

Now Foods

Betterstevia Original

45

Pack

$4.79

$3.56

  
Cherry Flavored Stevia Crystals

53704

Stevita

Cherry Flavored Stevia Crystals

80

Gram

$8.95

$6.72

  
Colon Cleanse All Natural Sweetener Strawberry/Stevia Powder

308208

Health Plus

Colon Cleanse All Natural Sweetener Strawberry/Stevia Powder

9

Ounce

$13.99

$13.15

  
Colon Cleanse Stevia Orange

310130

Health Plus

Colon Cleanse Stevia Orange

9

Ounce

$13.99

$10.02

  
EarthSweet Stevia with FOS Powder

317439

Planetary Formulas NM

EarthSweet Stevia with FOS Powder

4

Ounce

$10.98

$5.55

  
Hot Cocoa Mix  No Sugar Added with Stevia

380158

Now Foods

Hot Cocoa Mix No Sugar Added with Stevia

10

Ounce

$9.99

$10.81

  
Lime Flavored Stevia Crystals

52434

Stevita

Lime Flavored Stevia Crystals

80

Gram

$8.95

$6.72

  
Liquid Stevia Apricot Nectar

301765

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Apricot Nectar

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Chocolate

300083

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Chocolate

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Chocolate Raspberry

300281

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Chocolate Raspberry

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Cinnamon

300578

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Cinnamon

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Coconut

302278

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Coconut

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Cola

300791

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Cola

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia English Toffee

300148

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia English Toffee

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Grape

300326

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Grape

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Lemon Drop

300497

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Lemon Drop

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Peppermint

300862

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Peppermint

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Root Beer

300970

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Root Beer

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange

300542

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Vanilla Creme

300379

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Vanilla Creme

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  
Liquid Stevia Watermelon

301728

Sweetleaf Stevia

Liquid Stevia Watermelon

2

Ounce

$15.44

$11.09

  

 

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