Frequently asked questions
What is Stevia?
It is calorie fre natural sweetener with zero glycemic index derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia herb is 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar and the stevia extracts are 300-400 times sweeter than sugar.
What is Sugar Substitute?
Why Replace Sugar with Stevia?
Does Stevia contain Vitamins and Minerals?
What are the Advantages of Stevia over Sugar?
How long stevia has been in use as a sweetener?
Does stevia help in dental care?
Two tests conducted by Purdue University's Dental Science Research Group have concluded that Stevioside is both fluoride compatible and significantly inhibits the development of plaque, hence stevia actually help to prevent cavities.
Is Stevia Approved in India?
Can stevia be used in cooking and baking?
Yes Absolutely! Industrial research in Japan has shown that stevia and stevioside extract exteremely heat stable (up to 400-degree centigrade in a variety of everyday cooking and baking situations.
What is the replacement factor for stevia herbal powder and stevia extract in terms of common table top sugar?
Will stevia change the colour of cooked food?
The green herbal powder may impart a slight amount of colour to your food, depending on how much you used in your recipe. If you are concerned about the colour, it is recommended to use the stevia extract (white powder) or a similar clear transparent stevia liquid extract.
How much stevia sweetener is required to sweetne a cup of tea or coffee?
Can I extract stevia at home?
Yes, A liquid extract can be made from the whole stevia leaves or from the green herbal stevia powder. Simply combine a measured portion of stevia leaves or herbal powder with pure USP grain alcohol (Scotch will also do) and let the mixsutr sit for 24hours. Filter the liquid from the leaves or powder rsidue and dilute to taste using pure water. Note that the alcohol content can be reduced by very slowly heating (not boiling) the extraxt and allowing the alcohol to evaporate off. A pure water extract can be similarly prepared, but will not extract quite as much of the sweet glycosides as will the alcohol. Either liquid extract can be cooked down and concentrated into a syrup.
How are stevia extracts prepared?
Does stevia taste exactly like sugar?
Can stevia be helpful for weight loss?
Yes, it is with zero-calorie and fat-free sweetener. One tablespoon of sugar apporximately measure around 4grams with 16calories in it. Your calorie-intake depends on how many spoons of sugar you consume in aday in beverages, it can be zero when replaced with stevia sweetener.
Is stevia is safe for diabetes patients?
Yes, it is 100% safe for diabetes patients as it is with zero calories and zero glycemic index and it does not have any impact on blood sugar level.
Where can I get Stevia Sugar?
Swadeshi Stevia Sugar products are available in leading stores in major cities and also in online stores.
What I can't do with stevia?
Stevia does not caramelize as sugar does. Meringues may also be difficult since stevia does not brown or crystalize as sugar does.