min. 50 grs
Stevia is scientifically known as Stevia rebaudiana. It is also known as the sweet leaf of Paraguay. It comes from the tropical mountain forests of Brazil and Paraguay, but its cultivation has currently spread to Israel, Thailand, China, Korea and Japan, where it is particularly appreciated.
Stevia is a natural sweetener, laxative, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, vasodilator, diuretic, antibacterial, antifungal.
Glycosides like stevioside make stevia one of the most powerful natural sweeteners known. Stevia is considered to be 200 to 300 times sweeter than sucrose. Since there are no known side effects, and that excess sugar is one of the causes of being overweight, stevia is being indicated as an alternative to artificial sweeteners and as a valid solution to avoid gaining weight without having to give up the sweet taste.