Archive for February 9th, 2011

Future of honey leaf Stevia!

The leaves of this splendid plant are 30 times sweeter than sugar; with zero calories where as pure extract is 300 times sweeter than sugar. This sweet-honey-leaf  herb is likely to become the major source of high potency sweetener for the growing natural food market, in the years to come.

Stevia finds its use as a natural sweetener, replacing the chemical sweeteners and even table sugar; the sweetness in leaf is due to the presence of an intensive-sweetening agent called stevioside and the leaf by itself is about 20 to 30 times sweeter than sugar. The leaf has stevioside of 10-12% on dry weight basis.

Stevia is a new  promising renewable raw material for the food market. The market potential for this natural sweetener is still  untapped.

For more information on seedlings availability and stevia manual contact Jane :0715639223