There's lots of sweet tasting buzz surrounding the sweet herb, Stevia. Diabetics seek it out for its glycemic index of zero, and dieters like because it's naturally calorie-free.
Stevia is in the sunflower family, native to South & Central America. As a sweetener, stevia's sweet taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar. With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar alternatives. Stevia also has shown promise in medical research for treating such conditions as obesity and high blood pressure. Stevia has negligible effect on blood glucose, therefore it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
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Further reading: steviainfo.com
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