Golden Stevia Sweetener
Stevia also makes for a great natural sugar substitute. Stevia has no calories and is 200x sweeter than sugar. Studies have shown that stevia has the potential for treating diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Antioxidant compounds, including kaempferol, can be found in Stevia. Studies have shown that kaempferol can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%.
Stevia is a green leafy plant which is native to South America and has been used for medical treatments since ancient times. Still, stevia is popularly grown in Brazil and Paraguay and cultivated in China. Besides, the word “stevia” refers to the entire plant and will be used interchangeably to refer to “steviol glycosides” which is the sweet components purified from stevia’s leaves. Moreover, this plant is known to have the strong and sweet flavor so that it is being used as a natural sweetener.
Being such a natural sweetener, stevia provides a healthy alternative for those people who wants to lower their sugar consumption. Even, the extract has 200-300 times more sweetness than table sugar. However, you do not need to worry about the presence of high sugar since stevia has a lower calorie compared to other sweeteners. Indeed, it is 100% natural with zero calories contained which have two major sweet compounds of sweetness, Stevioside and Rebaudioside A.