Can the sweet grass on the planet to replace common sugar? Yes, definitely. Plus, it has beneficial effects on the body and will not increase the sugar level in the blood. Detailed information on the sweetener stevia, read today's material.
the Homeland of stevia is South America, and from there it spread around the world. The plant is now extensively grown in many countries, for example Brazil, China and Thailand. At least seven countries are exporting stevia on an industrial scale. Why is this happening, why the fuss? But the fact lies in the characteristics of the herb, referred to below.
it is Interesting that only one leaf of stevia is able to make a pumpkin sweet, though filled with bitter Yerba mate tea. A quarter teaspoon of stevia replaces a whole teaspoon of sugar.
Also worth noting is the low calorie sweetener: just 188 kcal per one hundred grams in sheet form, 272 kcal pills and 128 calories in the syrup.
the plant is known as a honey grass, which is 15 times sweeter than the higher sugars and the sweetness of extract as much as three hundred times higher than the standard rates for all products (we are talking about the stevioside is the substance that managed to get out of the grass in 1931).
the Plant consists of the following components.
Positive qualities in herbs galore, among them the following.
Scientists from the University of Texas found that contained in stevia substance, kaempferol is able to prevent certain forms of cancer, for example, the pancreas.
Diabetics often doctors prescribe stevia, given her favor. Some patients, wanting to eat something sweet, abandon the diet, while grass eliminates such breakdowns. The plant has a non-carbohydrate nature and, therefore, does not raise blood sugar levels.
in addition, in the second type of diabetes is often observed obesity stevia too, in some way cope: the herb speeds up metabolism. With diet weight loss guaranteed.
Also worth noting is the absolute harmlessness of the plant, rich in vitamin composition and increased production of insulin after taking the sweetener. All of these properties have been confirmed by scientists in 2005. At the same time, the corresponding article in the journal"Planta Medica".
Experts are unable to determine the negative impact of the plant on the human body. They only said that the herb is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance. Stevia is also not recommended during pregnancy and hypotonia.
Stevia can be given to children, no side effects will not.
the Most common three forms of release of the sweetener: tablets, extract and powder. The latter two can taste bitter and have an unpleasant aftertaste, therefore, many people prefer tablets. Sweetener in tablets contains more rebaudioside And (up to 97%). This substance has a pleasant sweet taste. However, it should be noted that the powders may also contain a higher dose of rebaudioside And we recommend that you carefully study the composition of the sweetener before buying.
there are Also versions of the product with erythritol is less sweet substance that gives the product more volume. Erythritol, by the way, is allowed for diabetics.
Form of issue:
it is Important to note that powders and pills often contain fragrances, so they're not as useful.
Below is attached picture of the recommended dose that completely replaces a certain amount of sugar.
In recent years, many products can be found in supermarkets or hypermarkets. Also, sweetener can be found in pharmacies and specialized stores. Before buying is not superfluous to look at the composition. And, of course, do not forget about the online stores.
the Price of stevia in pharmacies and retail outlets varies depending on the portions and the presence of additives. So, 50 ml of syrup you can buy for 150 rubles (80 UAH), and 50 grams of stevia leaves for 90 rubles (50 UAH). For the extract 20 ml is about 150 rubles (80-90 UAH).
We recommend you to buy natural leaves and make their own sweetener.
If you perform many reviews on the forums, it becomes clear that not all stevia have to taste it. Most people point to the safety of the plants and the sweetness, while some can not tolerate bitter taste.
on the first day unknowingly overdid the dosage. Got sick even. In General, the grass is good, great for cooking low-fat treats. I want to note the low price and natural product.
somehow not logged grass. It is generally not compatible, in my opinion, with tea, coffee, cocoa and other beverages, as it changes the flavor.
a Good sweetener. I have been reading reviews online, many was nice here and decided to try. The plant is cheap, sweet. If you choose modified stevia, a specific taste is not felt. In General, I recommend.