rebaudiana Bertoni is an herbal plant native to South America,
that is naturally sweet. Stevia leaves have been used for centuries
by the Guarani natives of Brasil as a traditional sweetening
substance for food and beverages. Stevia is also used for oral
and skincare hygiene.
contains complex molecules, called steviosides, of which 'Rebaudiana
A' provides the sweetness.
in its natural form is about 10-15 times sweeter than sugar.
product is 300 to 600 times sweeter than sugar.
- More about stevia click here
Stevia Fact Sheet
and Sugar/Stevia equivalents (pdf)