A few words about stevia
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a small shrub and botanically belongs to the family of asteroids. From the leaves of the plant are received the glycosides of steviol, which are 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Their sweet taste makes them a vegetable substitute for sugar. Despite its sweetness, stevia does not yield calories, as the human body cannot absorb it. Today the competent health bodies (EFSA, FDA) recognize stevia as safe for human use. The greatest advantage of this sweetener is its natural origin.