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Stevia

stevia sp.

Description:

With its steviol glycoside extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets. The availability of stevia varies from country to country. In a few countries, it has been available as a sweetener for decades or centuries; for example, stevia is widely used as a sweetener in Japan where it has been available for decades.

Habitat:

Worldwide habitat.

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1 Comment

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Added to mission "Edible and Medicinal Plants"

LarsKorb
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LarsKorb

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Spotted on Nov 7, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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