How Much do You Know About Stevia?

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog here at SoPure Stevia, you are probably well aware fo the fact that we love stevia. While it’s true that “love” is a strong word to use when referring to how you feel about something that cannot reciprocate that love, we still feel that it is the best word to use when we think about our products. In our previous posts, we have covered nearly every single aspect of stevia that a person could think of. However, when reviewing those blogs, we realized that all of that content created a bit of an issue for a person looking to jump right in and gain some general knowledge about our product. To remedy this, we are going to use today’s post to go over some things that people may not know about stevia in order to bring everyone up to the same base level of knowledge. Continue reading below to learn more.

Why is There so Much Discussion About Stevia?

Anyone who frequents a grocery store can tell you that the market is full of sugar substitutes. This rise in popularity of sugar alternatives can be directly related to the fact that obesity rates in America have skyrocketed in the last few years and, as we all know, diets high in sugar are one of the main contributing factors to weight gain among adults and children. With the search for an effective sugar alternative in full swing, millions have people have discovered that stevia is one of the best, if not the best, sweeteners available today. While you may have heard that stevia is sugar free, there is more to this substance than meets the eye. To learn a few things about stevia that you may not have known, continue reading below.

Stevia is a Plant, Technically

Okay, so while this “fact” might not see all that surprising to most people, you might be surprised by how many people that don’t realize stevia is sourced from a natural plant. Considering other sugar substitutes are derived from more chemically reliant methods, it’s actually not that surprising that some people would assume that our product is made the same way. Our all natural sugar substitute is made from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana, a plant found growing naturally in Brazil and Paraguay. For hundreds of years, natives of these lands would use the leaves of the plant as a sweetening agent and a natural, herbal remedy for a wide range of ailments.

Stevia is Sweeter Than Sugar, a lot Sweeter Than Sugar

While it might be difficult for people to agree with each other on what foods are the tastiest, nearly everyone can agree on the fact that sweet tasting foods are delicious. Unfortunately, foods that taste particularly sweet are typically loaded with sugar which, as we all know, is not exactly the best thing for people to ingest a lot of. If you have ever dabbled in the world of baked goods, you are probably well aware of just how much sugar can go into certain recipes. While we aren’t saying that all sugar is bad for you, the amount called for in most dessert recipes is quite alarming. Luckily, stevia can be used in 99 percent of baking applications that call for sugar.

Join us again next time as we continue to go over some things you may not know about stevia and, as always, if you would like to learn more about the products we offer please do not hesitate to visit our website today.