Stevia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TaniaF, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    I heard "stevia" is a natural sugar substitute? Anyone know much about it or use it?
    Please post pros and cons.
    Tania
  2. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    I heard "stevia" is a natural sugar substitute? Anyone know much about it or use it?
    Please post pros and cons.
    Tania
  3. ggks

    ggks New Member

    Yes, you heard right. Stevia is alright. I have tried too use it in green tea, iced, but for me it left an unusual taste in my mouth. My brother and his wife both use it in coffee, cereal, tea, almost anything. ggks
  4. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I've used Stevia for years, in anything that needs sweetening. It is very strong, and using too much will leave a funny taste in your mouth. One small bottle of Stevia drops lasts me for a couple of years.
    Kutzo
  5. pamela

    pamela New Member

    Hi there..I just bought some since I can't really eat any sugar and definately no sugar that ends in "ose", like lactose, fructose, dextrose.... It was real sweet with a funny after taste. A little goes a very long long way..see ya--Pamela
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    For me, this herb does not taste exactly like sugar but rather leaves an aftertaste like the old saccrine (sp?). It is all natural, in fact, you can buy the leaves, for what purpose, I don't know. However, I do know it's a natural antioxidant and very healthy to use, so I am willing to trade off a little aftertaste for the health benefits. I do not sweeten my coffee or tea. In fact, since being on this diet, I don't care for sweets except for a little fruit.

    Love, Mikie
  7. herblady

    herblady New Member

    it tastes fine to me but buy the liquid, not the powder. the pwder cakes real hard and even hot water won't dissolve it. cindi
  8. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    considered getting it, is it safe??

    Jaci
  9. Grams

    Grams New Member

    Please excuse my ignorance, but where do you buy it, grocery store, health food store, where?

    Thanks for the info!
  10. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    I would think only health food stores. I know Whole Foods Markets have it.
    Tania
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    You can get it in leaves, granual form, like sugar, and liquid.

    Love, Mikie
  12. herblady

    herblady New Member

    health food stores mostly. it's perfectly safe. it's a good choice for diabetics. cindi