Stevia - How Sweet It Is!
STEVIA is an extraordinarily sweet
herb...200-300 times sweeter than sugar. It is almost
calorie-free...ideal for children, since it prevents cavities; unlike
sugar, it does not trigger a rise in blood sugar...it does not feed
yeast or other microorganisms, and it increases energy and aids
digestion by stimulating the pancreas.
Working with the white stevia powder (extract) is
difficult, so we* usually recommend creating a liquid concentrate from
the white powder. We call this concentrate our Stevia Working Solution.
To make it: dissolve 1 tsp. stevia powder into 3 Tbsp. filtered water.
The white powder may stick to the spoon but will soon dissolve. Pour
this concentrate into a small bottle with a dropper top and refrigerate
it to increase its shelf life.
A tiny pinch of the powder is so potent that most
people put in too much and find that it is just too sweet for them…(use)
the liquid and experiment with a few drops at a time to find your own
personal level of desired sweetness. One teaspoon of liquid working
solution will approximately equal one cup of sugar.
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