Stevia sweetener – I was searching for Steviana, a powder which is a sugar substitute like Equal sweetener which was recommended by one of my friend. I had been searching for this, finally today I found this at Fantasy Stores in Male’. I do not usually use sweeteners, but only when I have Coffee, I need some sweetness.
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana.
Is Stevia Safe for Diabetic People?
Being Diabetic – I don’t eat direct sugar. This is something which I have been using, just for my Coffee.
Check out this Video from more information about the active ingredient Stevia, which is a leaf.
Video on Stevia Sweetener
The cost of one pack of 50 sachets is Mrf 130, less than US$10. I did not see this before at the store, it could be new arrival. It’s a product from Saudi Arabia.
You can buy Stevia leaves from Amazon India also
Update : 11-November-2017 19:27 (IST)
Now this is not available at Fantasy Stores in Male.
Update : 19th-Feb-2018
I have got some good Stevia from Amazon, the taste is natural and found to be good.
This one is a liquid stevia sweetener, two drops of this in a cup of coffee tastes good for me.
Products from Amazon.in
Price: INR 324.00
The left one is Steviana, which I used initially, really good one, but I am not able to get it. GAIALite is ok, but there is a. after taste.
As per information from different sources, Stevia does not have any side effects and I safe for long term consumption.As this is zero calorie, it is good for people on weight loss programs or suffering from obesity.
Recommended Reading – Fruits for Diabetic People
Update : 19-February-2018 12:36 (IST)
Check these out before you buy a Stevia Sweetener
When you buy a Stevia sweetener, check out all the ingredients in that product. I have seen many stevia products which has some other chemicals, which I am not sure about. The best thing would be to search for the details of the ingredients that have been added to make sure that it is safe.