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Stevia facts

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1. It is the sweetest plant in the world.

2. Stevia is a perennial plant from the Asteraceae family – there are over 200 Stevia species.

Author: AC

3. Stevia can kill a biofilm (a bacterial shield) that causes boleriosis.

4. The sweetest variation is Stevia rebaudiana, which comes from Paraguay.

5. Stevia can be grown at home throughout the year.

Author: Paulina

6. The name stevia comes from the name of the botanist and doctor Petro Jacobus Stevus.

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7. In Argentina, since 2013, you can buy Coca-Cola Life sweetened with stevia.

Author: Mila

8. Coca-Cola sweetened with stevia has more than 2 times less calories than the usual Coca-Cola.

Author: Mila

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Stevia questions

Can stevia be a substitute for sugar?

Stevia is the best sugar substitute because it is sweet but does not raise the sugar level because it has natural sugar in the form of glycosides. Glycosides are 300 times sweeter than sugar.

Answer: Paulina


Can stevia be allergic?

Stevia can mainly sensitize people with allergies to asteraceous plants.

Answer: Paulina


When to collect the stevia?

Stevia is best collected in autumn – in October.

Answer: Paulina


How many stevia can you eat per day?

The European Commission has officially established that daily intake is 4mg per kilogram of body.

Answer: Paulina


Can diabetics use stevia?

Diabetics can use stevia because it does not raise sugar levels.

Answer: Paulina