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A zero-calorie sweetener derived from the leaves of its namesake plant, stevia may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar. It’s very popular due to the fact that it is considered all-natural and is calorie-free, but despite it being natural, the Food and Drug Administration didn’t approve stevia to be used as a sweetener until 2008. Overseas, the European Union banned the use of stevia as a sweetener until the end of 2011 due to concerns about it being pro-carcinogenic. Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar, so you’ll need to adjust how much you use to reach your desired sweetness.
Best used: “Since stevia is so much sweeter than sugar, a little goes a very long way in beverages and baked goods,” Kadey says. Follow the manufacturer’s directions when using it in place of sugar in recipes.
Swapping the white stuff for another sweetener may be better for your body and your recipe
Swapping the white stuff for another sweetener may be better for your body and your recipe.
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