NOW Stevia Extract Packets
NOW Stevia Extract Details
- No Aftertaste
- Great Natural Herb Taste
- Consumer's Choice
- Adds Easily to Hot & Cold Beverages
Stevia is a small perennial plant native to Central and South America with a long and storied history. The spanish conquistadors are credited with Stevia's initial discovery during their sixteenth century exploration of Central America. They reported that the natives used the leaves of this herb to counteract the bitter taste of a popular community drink, mate, and also used it as an herbal remedy for various ailments.
Antonio Bertoni, a South American scientist, is credited with the modern discovery of Stevia in 1887, when he first observed Indians of the Guarani tribe of Paraguay use it to flavor bitter tribal beverages. Bertoni erroneously classified Stevia as a member of the daisy family, but it was later re-assigned to the chrysanthemum family in 1905. Twenty-five years later, two French chemists conducting research on Stevia isolated the chemical constituent responsible for Stevia's flavorful properties and named it stevioside.
Today, Stevia is cultivated in over a dozen countries worldwide. It is a major export product and is widely used in countries such as China, Brazil, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Paraguay and Malaysia. Stevia has also been grown successfully in California, southern Ontario, Canada and even southern England. Although there are several different species of Stevia, the most potent and effective seems to be Stevia rebaudiana, and this species is used in most dietary supplements on the market today.
As a dietary supplement, mix one NOW Stevia Extract packet with your coffee, tea, or sprinkle on food.
Serving Size: 1 Packet (1 g)
Servings per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1%|
* 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: Rice Maltodextrin, Certified Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) and Silica.
Allergy Information: Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy protein, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Warning: Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.