Stevia

Description

This dense bushy shrub is said to be 300 times sweeter than table sugar, with practically no calories, cholesterol free. Suitable for diabetics and dieters. No known side effects.

Even sweeter when forming flower buds. Use crushed dry leaves or infuse a leaf for 5min in boiling water. 1 tsp stevia leaf in 1 cup water tastes as sweet as 1 full cup of sugar.

May help lower hypertension

Additional information

Height

Shrub, 60cm X 40cm

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves when in flower throughout the year, and dry in a cool place for use when needed
The degree of sweetness will vary according to the growing conditions and timing of harvesting

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