Kal's Pure Stevia has outstanding flavor with no bitter aftertaste and no calories.
The stevia plant was first "discovered" by Spanish Conquistadors in South America in the 1700's. They learned about stevia from the local Guarani and Mato Grosso Indians who used stevia leaves to sweeten their medicines and teas. The Indians called the plant Caa-Hee (Honey Leaf).
Since the 1970's, Stevia has been used in Japan, Brazil, Paraguay, Korea, Thailand, and China among others. It is used as a table top sweetener, in soft drinks, baked goods, pickles, fruit juices, confectionery uses, jams and jellies, candies, yogurts, pastries, chewing gum, toothpaste, etc. Basically, anywhere you use sugar, you can replace it with stevia.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings per Container: Approx 730
Ingredients: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) (leaf extract) 55 mg
Other Ingredients: None
*Daily value not established.
Size: 1.3 oz
As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving daily, preferably with a meal or beverage.
*These statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.
This is my Mum's favorite brand of stevia, so she insisted we carry it! She says it has the least aftertaste of any brand and the little spoon that comes inside the jar is so handy. I have to say, I 100% agree with her and the little spoon that comes with it has revolutionized my stevia usage! At last I have a measuring spoon small enough to be able to standardize the amounts to be added to hot chocolate, or smoothies, etc.
Stevia is a 100% natural plant extract that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. It is the best alternative to sugar on the market and preliminary studies suggest it’s actually beneficial for diabetics. Use (a tiny amount of it) wherever you would normally use sugar (beverages, cooking, baking, etc.). The taste of Stevia depends on whether it is whole leaf stevia, or stevia extract; how pure the extract is and whether there are any fillers added to it. The brands I’ve selected are of the highest/purest quality, with no added fillers.
If you want the stevia taste to be completely undetectable in your baking, then use half regular sweetener (eg. honey, maple syrup, rapadura or turbinado sugar) and use stevia extract for the other half. A good rule of thumb is 1/2 tsp stevia extract = 1 cup sugar. So, for example, if your cake recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, then use 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp stevia.
Also, this stevia extract jar lists a super light weight because it is so finely powdered, but there's actually a large amount of product here - about the size of one and a half regular spice bottles.
NOTE: The difference in pricing of the stevia products is because some are WHOLE stevia leaf (which is less sweet and has a much stronger "licorice" aftertaste) and the more expensive ones are white, stevia EXTRACT (which has a very slight aftertaste and is the sweetest, hence you use a lot less - I prefer this extract).