Did you know there are (3) main categories?
1. Green Leaf Stevia
This is the least processed of all types of stevia and the leaves have basically been dried and ground into powder form. This is the type of stevia that has been used in Japan and South America for centuries as a natural sweetener and health remedy. This stevia is sweet, slightly bitter and isn’t quite as potent as most stevia products. This type of stevia is about 30-40 times sweeter than sugar.
2. Stevia Extracts
Some brands of stevia today extract the sweeter and less bitter part of the stevia leaf (rebaudioside) which doesn’t have the health benefits found in stevioside. This type of stevia may be a better option than other regular sweeteners but there aren’t many studies available yet showing it’s effects. This type of stevia is about 200 times sweeter than sugar.
3. Altered Stevia and Truvia
This is the type of stevia that you want to stay away from and in reality isn’t stevia at all. The problem with these stevia products is the processing and added ingredients.
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