With all the research on the ill effects of sugar, it seems like a race to find the next "healthy" alternative. Stevia may be just that! This small, sweet-leaf herb from South America provides sweetness without the calories and with plant-derived phytochemical compounds that have shown to help control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. It has also been popular for those looking for a non-glycemic alternative to sugar to help aid weight loss. Stevia extracts, like rebaudioside-A, are found to be 300 times sweeter than sugar.

Selection Process

Stevia can be found in health food stores under various names. But before you purchase a package, make sure you check the ingredients. Many brands have added ingredients that may be harmful. Avoid dextrose and maltodextrin or stevia brands that also combine other sugars.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 package (1.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 0.0

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.0g 0.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.0% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.0% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.0% Magnesium 0.0%
Zinc 0.0% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.0% Manganese 0.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.