What is Stevia? Facts & health effects
Stevia is unique among food ingredients because it's most valued for what it doesn't do. It doesn't add calories or cause tooth decay unlike other sugar and artificial sweeteners. Stevia also has a null impact on the blood sugar level ('glucose'). Stevia is derived from the leaves of the Stevia plant. The Stevia plant grows in Paraguay and Brazil, where it has been used for centuries.
Stevia has no carbohydrates and is 300-400 times sweeter than sugar in the same concentration. With zero calories and a pure and natural source, Stevia sweetens without any of the adverse health effects of sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Characteristics of Stevia