Stevia . . . the plant

Many of you have already seen my article about sweeteners, which ones work well and which ones make you fat.  If not click here for the article.  Stevia is one of those sweeteners that doesn’t spike your insulin as long as it isn’t crystallized with dextrose or maltodextrin. I actually found the stevia plant at one of my nearby nurseries, thanks Moon Valley Nursery.

Here is the plant after two weeks in my aquaponics garden.

The leaf can be dried, crushed then used to sweeten food or drink.  Can’t wait to try it.

Stevia Plant

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