in place of sugar for calorie-free
beverages, baked goods and other foods.
Stevia is a
natural herbal extract that is 300 times as
sweet as sugar and calorie free. Stevia has
a pleasant taste without the bitterness or
aftertaste of artificial sweeteners. Stevia
does not affect blood sugar levels and is
suitable for diabetics and for hypoglycemics.
Stevia also has been shown to inhibit the
growth of oral bacteria that cause tooth
decay and gum disease.
Stevia can be used in beverages such as
coffee and iced tea, in prepared foods and
in baked goods. In Japan and South America,
stevia is used by Coca-Cola as a sweetener
in soft drinks.
Try Stevia in your baking
Sugar Free Apple Pie Recipe
Two 9 inch pie crusts
6 cups mackintosh or other apples, peeled,
cored and sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons Stevia Extract Powder
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 or 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Combine stevia, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon
and lemon juice and mix well. Add in apples and
gently mix until apples are well coated. Pour mixture
into pie crust and dot with butter. Place second pie
crust on top, crimp and trim edges. Cut slits in top of
pie to allow steam to escape. Bake in a preheated oven
at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. You can cover with
aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent over
Try Stevia in your coffee, lemonade or in ice tea
Fresh Sugar– free Lemonade
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon stevia extract powder
7 1/2 cups water
Combine lemon juice and stevia in large
Picture. Stir to dissolve stevia. Add water and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Refrigerate and serve cold. May also be served at room
Temperature. Adjust amount of stevia and lemon juice to personal tastes.