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Fancyfree is asking: (2 answers)
Can anyone tell me what sweet leaf Stevia is? Where can I find it?

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Last updated: Dec. 17, 2012 8:11 am
Posted: Dec. 13, 2012 6:41 am
 
Answered by: PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Dec. 13, 2012 6:53 am
Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener. Sweatleaf is a brand name. I've tried it in the powdered form, Sweatleaf and another brand (cant remember), but I prefer liquid drops. I find liquid is superior for controlling amts. The pks, similar to sweet-n-low etc, are WAY too much for one use and it's difficult to get the exact measure each time. Droppers are easier to control amts. Also, I found powder was more bitter and the more you use the more bitter the taste. Most stores will carry Stevia with the other sweeteners. I currently buy Sprouts brand of liquid.
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Fancyfree
Dec. 13, 2012 7:43 am
Thanks for the reply & thanks for the tip about the liquid. If this recipe works out I will post it.
 
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Dec. 13, 2012 8:21 am
What is the recipe? I have only used stevia for sweetening beverages. This blog has a lot of suggestions for baking, you might compare what you are making to some of her recipes. http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/02/24/stevia-favorite-go-to-sweetener/
 
Fancyfree
Dec. 17, 2012 8:11 am
Sorry I didn't answer sooner, but have had the flu. Unfortunately I didn't print out the recipe & now I can't remember the name!! Thanks again for the info & happy cooking!
 
Answered by: Marie C.
Dec. 13, 2012 6:54 am
This link will tell you what Stevia is. It is sold with baking goods. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-682-STEVIA.aspx?activeIngredientId=682&activeIngredientName=STEVIA
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Dec. 13, 2012 7:00 am
If you choose to use it be sure to click on the tabs for side effects and interaction in the link above.
 
Fancyfree
Dec. 13, 2012 7:44 am
Thanks for the info & I will check the side effects.
 
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