NOW Foods - Better Stevia Zero Calorie Sweetener Certified Organic Extract Powder - 1 lb. NOW Foods Better Stevia Zero Calorie Sweetener Certified Organic Extract Powde is a zero-calorie, low glycemic, certified organic sweetener that makes a perfectly healthy substitute for table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Unlike chemical sweeteners, NOW BetterStevia contains pure Stevia extract. NOW Foods takes special measures to preserve Stevia's natural qualities in this unique, pure, better-tasting Stevia. Certified Organic Pleasant Tasting Herb Potent White Herbal Extract Non-Bitter Aftertaste Vegetarian Product Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is Stevia rebaudiana?Stevia is an herb indigenous to Paraguay and Brazil that grows 2--3 feet tall and resembles mint in appearance. The South American native Guarani Indians used this green "sweet herb" they called "kaa he-he" for centuries before a European botanist named M.S. Bertoni first learned of this unique plant from the native guides while exploring Paraguay in 1887. Though prior to the early 1900s Stevia was a plant harvested in the wild it soon thereafter was being grown in abundance on plantations. Sometime between 1918 and 1921 the USDA was introduced to this wonderfully sweet herb but because of political and other interests Stevia was not accepted as a natural sweetener. The compounds in Stevia that give the herb its sweet taste called Steviosides were isolated by French scientists in 1931. Since the 1970s Japan has approved and used Stevia extracts as a sweetener in everything from ice cream to soft drinks.Today in the USA our FDA still has not approved Stevia as a sweetener. However, since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, they have approved it as a dietary supplement. How is NOW's Stevia produced?NOW's stevia extract is produced utilizing a patent-pending process which involves extracting from stevia leaves using only water and alcohol. The resulting extract is treated with a vegetaria
Features & Highlights
- BetterStevia® is a zero-calorie, low glycemic, certified organic sweetener
- Contains pure Stevia extract.
- Special measures to preserve Stevia's natural qualities in this unique, pure, better-tasting Stevia.
|Item Weight:||1.1 pounds|
|Package Weight:||1.1 pounds|
|Package Size:||5 x 5 x 5 inches|
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