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Old 02-24-2019, 03:35   #11
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Don't lump stevia in with the zero calorie sweeteners such as Splenda or other man made chemistry experiments. Stevia is a natural sweetener as is monk fruit. If you get either of them, make sure to read the ingredients to see what else might be included, I've seen stevia mixed with sugar and they called it stevia blend with stevia in bold writing.

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Mbuster, you know I have the highest respect for you, but I have to admit that I'm skeptical not about stevia, but about the many processes it goes through when reduced to a fine powder. Plus, some of the producers are lacing their stevia with dextrose which causes an insulin response. I can't be knowingly causing an insulin response while fasting, it totally undermines my willpower.

The Mennonites sell stevia plants at the sea market. When it starts up this year, I want to take a few plants home and explore its possibilities. A guy at work says he will chew the leaves for sweetness - thats cool but I don't see how that will help my coffee. LOL

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I had a stevia plant once and found I could crush a leaf and drop it into my hot beverage and it did sweeten it.

I expect one could dry the leaves and brew them in hot liquid as well (although you'd have to strain the leaves out before drinking)

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Yes the brand I've been using says it has maltodextrin in it now, maybe it had it before and they just weren't listing it. I'm going to try the plants and grinding the leaves, it will be green I don't think I'll notice. The sweetness can be extracted out of the leaves by soaking in alcohol and then the alcohol evaporated off for making a liquid stevia. I'm good with alcohol extraction.

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