Bixa Botanical Stevia Leaves Powder 200g
Bixa Botanical Stevia Powder Stevia is a low calorie, natural alternative sweetener and is the best healthy sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of Stevia plant called Stevia Rebiduana.
Stevia contains the most active compound, known as Steviol Glycosides, which contains 150 times more sweetness than sugar. Stevia Rebaudiana has been used for many years by Guarani people in South America and they called Stevia as a Sweet Herb. The leaves of Stevia are also in use for hundreds of years in Brazil and Paraguay to sweeten tea and medicine, while Japan is also using Stevia as a sweetener for decades because, in 1899, scientists firstly described Stevia as a sweetener.
Stevia contains 2 main sweet compounds-Stevioside and Rebaudioside, which produces a lingering sweet taste. Stevia is currently being accepted worldwide, like by European Food Safety Authority, Joint Expert Committee of WHO, FSSAI in India, etc. Its low-calorie sweet-tasting property supports weight management.
Stevia has a low glycemic index and aids activation of the pancreas' beta cells, which helps to avoid blood sugar spikes. The study shows that Steviol Glycosides are poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact. Once steviol glycosides reach the colon, it is converted into steviol. The liver then metabolizes steviol before being excreted in the urine. Hence there is no accumulation of Stevia in the body during metabolism. Because of this poor absorption in the digestive tract, stevia has low calories and does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels when digested. Stevia improves the function of the hormone insulin, purifies the blood, and reduces blood pressure when taken regularly.
Stevia Leaves Powder
- It is a natural alternative to sugar
- It helps to maintain normal blood sugar and pressure levels
- It supports the anti-oxidant function
Directions For Use:
Infusion to be made: Add ½-1 tsp powder to 60ml liquid materials (to be sweetened), boil for few minutes and then filter it.
- Read the label carefully before use
- Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight
- Keep out of reach of the children