Stevia leaf is a South American evergreen shrub in the sunflower family and is a natural sweetener used as a calorie-free alternative to cane sugar, aspartame, and other artificial sweeteners. It has a sweet with a hint of anise or licorice-like flavor but also has a metallic bitter aftertaste. Unlike many other non-nutritive sweeteners, stevia is associated with several health benefits and negligible, if any, side effects. Only a small amount is needed because it is several hundred times sweeter than regular sugar. Use in tea blends and in other beverages, baked goods and other foods to sweeten.
Dried Leaf / Cut & Sifted
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Stevia Leaf Powder
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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