Stevia rebaudiana - the natual sweetener

Stevia rebaudiana
Stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a plant with unusually sweet leaves, hence its other names such as sweetleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf. Millions of people around the world have been using it for many years as a sugar substitute. Stevia is an ideal alternative for every health-conscious consumer; for those who want to watch their weight and those who cannot or do not want to use sugar.

In brief, stevia has the following characteristics: