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Stevia Extract by Now Foods

Packets, 100 Packets/Box

Stevia Extract

Regular Retail: $8.99
Our low price: $6.20, 2 for $12.07, 6 for $33.96

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Item #: NOW069573
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Description

Stevia Extract- 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.

Antonio Bertoni, a South American scientist, is credited with the modern discovery of Stevia in 1887, when he first observed Indians of the Guarani tribe of Paraguay use it to flavor bitter tribal beverages. Bertoni erroneously classified Stevia as a member of the daisy family, but it was later re-assigned to the chrysanthemum family in 1905. Twenty-five years later, two French chemists conducting research on Stevia isolated the chemical constituent responsible for Stevia's flavorful properties and named it stevioside.

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, Northa nd 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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  • No Aftertaste
  • Calorie-Free
  • Great Natural Herb Taste
  • Consumer's Choice
  • Aspartame-Free
  • Adds Easily to Hot & Cold Beverages
  • Ingredients

    Supplemental Facts
    Serving Size 1 Packet (1 g)
    Servings Per Container 100
    Calories 0
    Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*
    Stevia Extract 85 mg †
    (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf)
    (min. 80% Glucosylsteviosides)
    * Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
    † Daily Value not established.

    Other Ingredients: Rice Maltodextrin and Silica.

    Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.

    Suggested Usage

    As a dietary supplement, mix one packet with your coffee, tea, or sprinkle on food.

    Additional Information

    FAQ

    Stevia rebaudiana FAQ's

    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.

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