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- Stevia is a plant native to South America
- It was first consumed there over 200 years ago when the indigenous people used leaves of the plant to sweeten beverages or chewed them for their sweet taste
- The plant leaves, often called ‘‘sweet herb,’’ were dried and used to sweeten teas and medicines or simply chewed as a sweet treat.
- Stevia is a naturally sourced, zero-calorie sweetener that has been used as a natural sugar substitute and flavoring ingredient for hundreds of years.
- Today, zero-calorie stevia, as high-purity stevia leaf extract, is being used globally to reduce calories and added sugar content in foods and beverages
- Steviol glycoside is approved by USFDA, EU, JECFA and FSSAI.
- Healthiest sweetener with many Medicinal Properties