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Stevia

Description

Used for centuries, the leaves can be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. A no-calorie sweetener! Produces white flowers in late summer.

Growth

To height of 2’

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zone 11

Uses

Culinary, Medicinal

Suggestions

Dry in a warm, dark, dry area, and grind leaves to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container out of light. Approximately 1 tablespoon of dried Stevia powder equals one cup of sugar. Leaves can be used fresh, particularly in hot liquids. Used to treat obesity & hypertension. Useful as a natural sweetener for diabetics and others on a carbohydrate-controlled diet.

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