Stevia Leaf Extract
Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that comes from ground leaves. It is extremely sweet and very little is needed to produce a high level of sweetness in drinks, baked goods, and other foods. Stevia is a green leaf and it tends to give foods a green-ish hue in its pure powdered form, but this particular extract is white so it won’t change the color of foods or drinks. It also is important to keep in mind that Stevia has some bitterness to it, so use it in moderation to sweeten things without adding bitterness (there’s a “sweet spot” to this that takes some trial and error, and everyone has different tastes).
Stevia leaf also has some health benefits of its own, and it’s an affordable and healthy sugar alternative for people following sugar-free diets such as anti-addiction diets, anti-cancer diets, and anti-candida diets.