Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweeten Food the Natural Way with Safe, Super-Sweet Stevia!20 to 30 times sweeter than sugar cane, yet non-caloric!

The healthy alternative to processed sugar and chemically-derived, metallic-tasting artificial sweeteners, Stevia has been used in Japan for 30 years and is now making inroads in this country! 20 to 30 times sweeter than sugar cane, it is non-caloric and does not promote tooth decay!

Stevia is easy to use, too. Just drop a leaf into hot or cold drinks, or use it like a bay leaf to sweeten meat and vegetables dishes while they cook -- it's heat-stable! Grind the dried leaves and sprinkle them into cereals and other cold dishes as you would sugar. You can even extract the oil!

The plant is a tender perennial for sowing indoors in a brightly-lit spot. It needs well-drained soil and very little else to grow vigorously, sporting small white flowers in summer. Plant reaches 1 foot tall and about 1 1/2 feet wide.

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