Stevia Extract Overview
Here’s a great alternative to sugar, honey or other high-calorie sweeteners, an ‘herbal sweetener’ that has zero-calories but tastes sweet. Stevia extract is a natural product, requiring only minimal processing from South American Stevia rebaudiana plants cultivated for this purpose. Stevia extract is sweet but also has a subtle, characteristic flavor that makes it better-suited for some foods and drinks than others. NOW Stevia Extract is terrific in hot or iced tea, and many baking recipes that combine spice and sweetness, like gingerbread and pumpkin pie. Stevia doesn’t work as well with bitter/sour tastes so it’s not what you want for your coffee or lemon meringue pie. For those recipes we recommend NOW Xylitol. There are many types of stevia products on the market, mainly in liquid and powder form. The quality is highly variable, however. Stevia extracts, like this one from NOW Foods, are definitely the way to go because non-extract products aren’t as consistent and the licorice-like stevia taste is much stronger.
Stevia Extract Description from Now
NOW BetterStevia is a zero-calorie, low glycemic, natural sweetener that makes a perfectly healthy substitute for table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Unlike chemical sweeteners, NOW BetterStevia contains pure Stevia extract. NOW Foods takes special measures to preserve Stevia’s natural qualities in this unique, pure, better-tasting Stevia.
Serving Size: .13 mL
Servings Per Container: 1823
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g 0
Sodium 0mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
De-ionized Water, Certified Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) and 11% Alcohol.
Use to naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and food. Use 1 to 4 drops as desired daily. Sweeten to taste. Remember a little BetterStevia goes a long way. Sedimentation may occur. Shake well before using.