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Herbal Select Organic Stevia Extract Powder, 28g


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Herbal Select Organic Stevia Extract Details

Herbal Select Organic Stevia Extract Product Description:

This is the most potent of the stevia extracts containing a minimum of 85% steviosides. It is also versatile as it can be used for a variety of applications. The recommended use as a flavour enhancer is 1/32 teaspoon (1/4 of 1/8 teaspoon) per cup of liquid. This pure, fine, white powder is produced through a commercial process that consists of water extraction from dried leaves followed by clarification and crystallization.

Stevia rebaudiana is a small shrub native to South America which is known for its sweet tasting leaves. The leaf extract contains steviosides which are very sweet tasting and non-caloric, but also have beneficial effects on health. It has also been shown in humans that steviosides reduce postprandial blood glucose in type 2 diabetics, indicating improved glucose metabolism.

There are multiple hypoglycemic effects of stevioside, one of which is a dose-dependent reduction in phosphoenol pyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK). Reducing the level of PEPCK decreases hepatic glucose production and improves glucose metabolism. Stevioside also acts directly on pancreatic beta cells to increase blood sugar stabilizer secretion.

Herbal Select Organic Stevia Extract Directions:

Adult Dosage: Use daily in hot & cold drinks, cereals, sprinkled on fruits, food preparation and making preserves.

Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure or diabetes or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Herbal Select Organic Stevia Extract Ingredients:

Organic Stevia 10:1 Extract Leaf Powder (Stevia rebaudiana)
Stevia 14:1 Extract Leaf Powder (Stevia rebaudiana)

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Rice Maltodextrin, Silica.

Contains No: Carbohydrate, sugar, sodium or calories/food energy.

Supporting Science:

  • Jeppesen PB, Gregersen S, Poulsen CR, Hermansen K. Stevioside acts directly on pancreatic beta cells to secrete: actions independent of cyclic adenosine monophosphate and adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K+-channel activity. Metabolism. 2000 Feb;49(2):208-14.
  • Chen TH, Chen SC, Chan P, Chu YL, Yang HY, Cheng JT. Mechanism of the hypoglycemic effect of stevioside, a glycoside of Stevia rebaudiana. Planta Med. 2005 Feb;71(2):108-13.
  • Goyal SK, Samsher, Goyal RK. Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) a bio-sweetener: a review. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2010 Feb;61(1):1-10.
  • Gregersen S, Jeppesen PB, Holst JJ, Hermansen K. Antihyperglycemic effects of stevioside in type 2 diabetic subjects. Metabolism. 2004 Jan;53(1):73-6.

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  • 10/10  Great product

    By Larry on Thursday, November 26, 2015 03:19 PM

    Effectiveness: 10/10
    Value:10/10


    (+) Convenient,Good Value,Mixes Well,Tastes Great

    How did you use it?:Everyday

    "Tried this as a result of the reviews of it not having a bad taste and am well pleased!"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

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  • 10/10  Excellent

    By Sylvie on Monday, March 9, 2015 07:28 PM

    Effectiveness: 10/10
    Value:10/10


    (+) Tastes Great

    How did you use it?:Everyday

    "I've tried many brands but this one has the best taste and is certified organic. Inside the bottle is a 1/32 teaspoon size scoop to measure the doses. I use 3 scoops in a 10 cup teapot for my herbal tea. Bottle last a long time."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

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    Unflavoured   10
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Additional Information

Frequently Asked Stevia Questions

What is Stevia?

Stevia rebaudiana, is a small shrubby member of the Chrysanthemum family, native to portions of Paraguay and Brazil. For several hundred years, Stevia leaves have been safely used in South America, China and Japan and are gaining acceptance in many other parts of the world. In it’s natural form, Stevia leaves are approximately 10 to 15 times sweeter than white sugar. Modern research has shown that Stevia’s sweetness is a result of a complex of stevioglycoside molecules, composed of glucose, sophorose and steviol and including stevioside, rebaudioside A and C and dulcoside A. Powdered Stevia extracts are typically 200 to 300 times sweeter than white sugar.

What is Stevia used for?

  • Stevia has been used predominantly as a sweetener flavour, because of its intensely sweet taste.
  • Stevia also enhances the true flavours of foods that it is combined with.
  • Stevia has been used traditionally for dental hygiene, because it is believed to inhibit plaque, cavities and bleeding gums.
  • Stevia was also used as a traditional gargle for sore throats.

What is the substitution factor for Stevia in place of common white sugar?

White powdered Stevia extract Recommended for cooking and baking applications.
Replace one cup of sugar with approximately 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of exract.

Liquid Stevia Extract Recommended for sweetening hot and cold beverages.
Replace one teaspoon of sugar with approximately 2-3 drops of extract.

Stevia Powdered Blends in Packets Recommended for sweetening hot and cold beverages.
Replace one teaspoon of sugar with approximately 1/2 packet.

Can Stevia be Used by Diabetics?

Diabetes is a medical condition that should be monitored and treated by a qualified physician or health care practitioner, but stevia can be part of a healthy
diet for anyone with blood sugar imbalances, since it does not raise blood sugar levels.

How is Stevia Processed?

The Chinese scientist, Tei-fu-chen perfected the extraction of stevia in the 1950s. He applied a non-chemical extraction method that had been recorded in the herbal manuscripts of the chinese emperors. This method which is still the principle technique used to this day, removes the green colour and the bitter aftertaste of the stevia leaves.

Can Stevia Replace Other Dietary Sweeteners?

Stevia can be used in place of all sweeteners from sugar to honey to aspartame. Stevia is a natural product delivering great taste without the empty calories of other sweeteners. Refined Stevia extracts are considered to be non-caloric. They are also suitable for cooking and baking, because they are extremely heat stable. Stevia does not caramelize, or crystallize like sugar, so it may not be suited for a few applications. In Japan, substitution of Stevia for other sweeteners has proven to be both practical and economic.



Stevia Recipes

Apple Pie Ingredients :

6 cups sliced apples
1/2 tsp stevia powder
1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tbsp butter

Directions: Roll out pastry for double crust pie. Combine stevia, arrowroot flour and spices. Add to apples and mix well. Place in bottom pastry shell. Dab with butter. Place covering pastry on top and vent. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes then reduce to 350. Bake until centre filling is bubbling.

Berry Vinaigrette Ingredients:

1/8 tsp stevia powdered extract
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/3 cup wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pure, unsweetened, blueberry juice

Directions: In a small mixing bowl, combine stevia and mustard. Add vinegar; mix well. Gradually add oil while beating on medium speed. Add juice. Beat for about 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate. Serve over baby greens. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 2/3 cups.

Suggested Use

Adult Dosage: Use Herbal Select Organic Stevia Powder daily in hot & cold drinks, cereals, sprinkled on fruits, food preparation and making preserves.

The recommended use as a flavour enhancer is 1/32 teaspoon (1/4 of 1/8 teaspoon) per cup of liquid.

Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure or diabetes or are pregnant or breastfeeding.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/32 Tsp
Servings per Container: 224
Amount Per Serving
Stevia Powdered leaf extract (Stevia rebaudiana)
(standardized for a minimum of 85 % steviosides)
28 g
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: 100% pure powdered organic stevia extracts

Allergy Information: This product contains no sugar, wheat, yeast, daity products, barley, corn, eggs, soy, starch, added colour or preservatives.

Warning: Do not use if seal is broken.


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