Stevia is an herb with a very long historical legacy. Stevia has been used for 1500 years by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay as a soothing tonic for the stomach and as a healing concentrate when cooked in water.
Stevia was first introduced to Europe in 1899 by M. S. Bertoni. Since then, hundreds of scientific tests have been performed on the leaves, which have been found to contain, among other nutrients, Vitamin C, calcium, beta-carotene, chromium, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, and silicon, along with fiber and protein. It is the intensely strong glycosides, referred to as steviosides (produced within the leaves), which make stevia so powerfully sweet to the tastebuds. Research has shown that the body does not digest or metabolize these glycosides. They are not converted into glucose in the body and therefore have a glycemic index of 0.
We love adding Stevia powder to our smoothies. It adds a beautifully delicate flavor and brings extra nutrients to whatever blend it's used in.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.
I am so happy to find such a bargain on unrefined Stevia. I had been searching, no scouring the Internet for a deal on stevia and just couldn't pull the trigger on 1 lb or less of stevia for nearly $20. I was so dismayed as I can't have, at the moment , anything other then stevia. Even my local health food store does not carry green ( unrefined) stevia.. Go figure
So glad to find a source of unrefined stevia powder. The vast majority of stevia powders on the market are far from a natural herb product, bleached, etc. This is the real deal, and great for use in so many applications. I bought this for a tooth powder recipe.
Wow, what a fast delivery! On Jan-09-2014, I placed my order for stevia leaf powder plus stevia leaf cut via standard shipping. On Jan-16-2014, I received my order; so we are talking about a 5-day turnaround time here without even mentioning that I kept being notified of my order status. To me, their expeditiousness is not bad at all; I was very pleased with it. I rest assured that MoreThanAlive is a trustworthy site where I will continue to shop for my healthy food items and what great prices they’ve got too! Despite the fact that there are -at least- two Whole Foods Market nearby me, it’s well worth for me to order through MoreThanAlive because, monetarily speaking, I’ve already figured I am just better off going through them –especially– on the amount I end up getting (MoreThanAlive always scoop a little bit of extra ounces in your order.) In addition to that, I absolutely enjoy reading their “Excerpts from The How to Herb Book”; I’m constantly learning a great deal of information from it. Oh, mine, the list can go on and on. So, like I’ve said: I am so glad I’ve found MoreThanAlive… :o)
Hi, I am still waiting for an answer regarding this stevia powder. I want to order this but need to know for sure that it does not have any additional additives, also grown without harmful pesticides/non gmo,etc. Thank you!
Question by: Judy Dolash on Oct 3, 2016 7:29:00 AM
This stevia powder has no additives, is just the pure dried leaf of stevia in powdered form. Is grown naturally without use of pesticides sprayed on it but is not certified organic. Is non-GMO.
Answer by: Stephanie Tallent (Admin) on Oct 4, 2016 5:13:00 PM
Have you used it for sweetening coffee? Does a tiny amount go a long way? Have you used it for baking?
Question by: Amber on Sep 20, 2016 3:14:00 PM
Some people do use Stevia to sweeten their coffee. I find the sharp high notes of stevia to not blend well with the deeper tones of coffee but every person has different preferences. We have used stevia in our smoothies and in baking. A little bit does go a very long way and some trial and error is certainly necessary to get consistently tasty results. We've personally had the best success in baked goods using stevia in combination with either honey or maple syrup. It allows us to use less of the other sweeteners while still maintaining a nice flavor. Hope this helps!