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Old 08-22-2017, 22:30   #21
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I have used the stevia plant with no ill effects. I did buy some liquid sweetners but have not gotten up the nerve to try it. I'm not sure when I have hours I can sleep, it off. Maybe no time like the present. K so I tasted it, and nope on the stevia blend, it's a blend of erythritol and natural stevia leaflets a no from me. I'll stick with no sweetners, I still can't get that taste out of my mouth. ��

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Stevia is a natural sweetener not artificial. Some people have a gene on their DNA that causes a bad after-taste with stevia. I'm not one with that gene, but I have the one that makes cilantro taste like soapy water.

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I will gladly trade you Stevia for cilantro. I know that Stevia is natural and that is why I have tried so many versions. I was willing to deal with the aftertaste, but it makes me sick like all the other 0 cal sweeteners. They don't all have the same exact effect, but none of them are worth eating something sweet. Like anything else in life, it all boils down to the value.

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Stevia is a natural sweetener not artificial. Some people have a gene on their DNA that causes a bad after-taste with stevia. I'm not one with that gene, but I have the one that makes cilantro taste like soapy water.
Wait. WUT?

No cilantro?

I would be miserable.

Of course, maybe not if it tasted like soap.

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Stevia is a natural sweetener not artificial. Some people have a gene on their DNA that causes a bad after-taste with stevia. I'm not one with that gene, but I have the one that makes cilantro taste like soapy water.
With a fresh leaf off the plant I taste nothing but sweetness, probably to sweet now that I'm not used to eating anything sweet, but no after taste. The liquid, has an after taste, nasty nasty nasty. I'm going to just grow the plant and add a leaf to me tea.

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I use the powder, the liquid just didn't taste right. Maybe I should get a plant.

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All i know about aspartame is that it is a nuerotoxin.

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I use the powder, the liquid just didn't taste right. Maybe I should get a plant.
Even that might not help if you've got "the gene", unfortunately. However, I do find a difference between brands. KAL powder for me is way better tasting than all the others. I like it's taste better than sugar.

Although when faced with the choice between unsweetened cappuccino or lemonade and ANY brand of stevia, I'll take the latter without hesitation.

I've used the leaves. They work for teas or anything infused in hot liquid, but not so much for sweetening cream or labneh. I never tried them in cold liquids like lemonade, but I suspect that wouldn't work very well either.

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I use KAL powder too.

I don't have the gene for stevia, I just didn't like the KAL liquid.

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Stevia is a natural sweetener not artificial. Some people have a gene on their DNA that causes a bad after-taste with stevia. I'm not one with that gene, but I have the one that makes cilantro taste like soapy water.
Oh no...I love cilantro. I used to put it in a pot of pinto beans. I miss pinto beans .

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