What is it? Stevia Rebaudiana is a plant native to Paraguay. The plant’s leaves, when dried, are so sweet that one teaspoon has as much sugary satisfaction as a full cup of sugar. Pure Stevia has no calories, does not cause blood sugar spikes, has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, and for the last 30 years as a popular food additive in Japan.
There are no known side affects to pure Stevia, but read your labels…much of what is being sold in US markets is not 100% Stevia. (like anything in a packet)
Go for pure Stevia powder or liquid and drop sparingly, as using too much Stevia can cause a bitter after taste.