Stevia rebaudiana , commonly known as sweetleaf, sugarleaf, the sweet herb of Paraguay, or simply stevia, has remarkably sweet leaves. At a time when alternative sweeteners are in strong demand, stevia appears on stage as a big player. This sugar substitute is natural (non-synthetic) and has zero calories. Not too long ago hidered by health and political controversies, the use of stevia is poised to make an impressive comeback in the US, as Coca-Cola plans to obtain approval to use it by 2009 to sweeten their soft drinks. Is stevia safe
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Article excerpt posted on en.intercer.net from Vegetarian Nutrition Updates by Winston Craig PhD, MPH, RD.