Stevia - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Capt -
San Diego, CA
Question by maljoyl
November 13, 1997
I ve heard that stevia, an annual herb, can be used as a sugar substitute. Where can it be bought? What are its cultivation requirements? How is it propagated? Is there any downside to ingesting it as a subsitute for sugar?


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Answer from NGA
November 13, 1997

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You can purchase the plant Stevia rebaudiana from Richters Herbs, ph# 905/640-6677, web site www.richters.com

The catalog says that the leaf powder can be used in place of sugar in drinks, baked goods, preserves, etc. Unfortunately, none of the references I checked had specific information about cultivating the herb. I suggest you contact Richters about the plant s requirements and any precautions about using it.

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