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History of stevia

History of stevia

The Stevia rebaudiana plant is native to Paraguay, a South American country. Stevia is also known as sweet herb among the indigenous people, kaa he-he. Stevia is still used as a medicine and sweetener by both the Guarani and Mato Grosso Indians. But where did stevia come from, who invested it, this is the most…

Herbicides used in stevia farming

Herbicides used in stevia farming

A pot trial and two field trials evaluate the safety to stevia plants of 25 herbicides, many of which have been used for selective control in other Asteraceae crops. Pre-emergence herbicides that show potential for use in transplanted stevia include trifluralin, pendimethalin, oryzalin, bromacil, terbacil, linuron, methabenzthiazuron and alachlor. Post-emergence treatments that are tolerated reasonably…

How to protect stevia from diseases and pests?

How to protect stevia from diseases and pests?

Wild stevia doesn’t need much protection as steviol glycoside has a substantial pest repellent effect but what about current high producing stevia breeds. Do they need protection from insects or infection? If yes, then how to protect stevia from diseases or pests? Some of the current high producing Stevia breeds require crop protection to some…

Does stevia break a fast?

Does stevia break a fast?

Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular diets in recent years. Intermittent fasting comes in a variety of forms, each with its own set of rules and norms. These distinctions can make the practice complicated for those who are just starting out. Stevia is a widely used sugar alternative for lowering sugar intake…

Which is better – Aspartame or Stevia?

Which is better – Aspartame or Stevia?

For the past two decades, low-calorie sweeteners have been utilized to substitute sugar. You can consume nearly no calories while enjoying a sweet-tasting drink or snack. Artificial sweeteners can be found in a wide range of items, including juices, cereals, confectionery, chewing gum, (soft) drinks, and tabletop sweeteners (either powder or tablets). Artificial sweeteners are…

Does stevia cause weight gain?

Does stevia cause weight gain?

Can stevia cause weight gain? This is an obvious question for those who want to switch to a sugar-free diet. Everyone is aware of the hazardous effects of sugar on health and how it can contribute to rapid weight gain. Mere two cups of tea with 1 tsp sugar for each cup can add 70…

Is stevia keto?

Is stevia keto?

You’re probably aware that following a ketogenic diet entails avoiding sugar. However, you may be asking if natural sweeteners may be used as part of a ketogenic diet meal plan. And, given the popularity of stevia as a sugar substitute, you’re undoubtedly wondering, “Is stevia keto?” Certain natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup, agave nectar,…

How to make stevia liquid extract?

How to make stevia liquid extract?

Keep carbs and calories low by using homemade stevia extract to sweeten any recipe. This is a quick and easy way to keep fresh or dried stevia leaf fresh, with no bitter aftertaste. It’s also simple to incorporate into recipes such as smoothies, coffee, pastries, and just about anything else. This DIY version (stevia liquid…

Which sweetener is better – Monk fruit or Stevia?

Which sweetener is better – Monk fruit or Stevia?

Monk fruit and stevia are two popular sugar substitutes for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle. You might be asking what the difference is between monk fruit and stevia, which are both plant-based sweeteners often used to sweeten food and beverages. When picking which one to choose, keep these points in mind. Monk…

Which is better – Truvia or Stevia?

Which is better – Truvia or Stevia?

Even the most informed buyer will find this process tough due to slick marketing strategies and new chemicals. So, let’s clear up the misunderstanding. We’ll compare and contrast two of the most popular sweeteners on the market, Truvia and Stevia, to see which is better for your health. Truvia The Coca-Cola Firm and Cargill, a…

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