What is Stevia?!
Stevia a plant-based sweetener sugar substitute that is 100 times sweeter than your average table sugar. But where exactly does stevia come from? With over 150 different types of stevia, this intense natural sweetener is native to North and South America. With the rise in popularity, stevia plants can be purchased at local gardening centers and enjoyed at home.
There is a fascinating process that turns the leaf of the stevia plant into a sugar substitute. First, you cut the leaves off of the stevia plant and allow them to dry. Then, the leaves sit in a bath of very hot water and then strained. It takes roughly 40 steps to complete this process and ultimately resulting in a stevia leaf extract!
You don’t have to worry about calorie intake when using Stevia. Stevia is classified as “zero-calorie” meaning that the calorie amount is so low per serving that can be considered zero-calorie! Consumers say that this natural, low-calorie sweetener is a great, healthy alternative for everyone!