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Re: Stevia fans???

Post: #252613 southeast-isher
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:35 pm

I bought the Canderel one and i don't like it. It tastes too much like the regular Canderel. But, my friend said don't bother with other ones just get Truvia. I will maybe give it a go if i see some.
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Post: #252620 merlin
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:53 pm

I have never heard of it either, does anybody know a postal supplier?
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Post: #252625 Odsox
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:01 pm

Funnily enough I just bought some on Ebay http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Herb-Seeds-Stevi ... 1689wt_905
Thought it was worth a try at growing some for not a lot of outlay.
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Post: #252631 Green Aura
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:07 pm

I've got some liquid stevia, which supposedly has had the bitter after taste removed - my a**e. Foul stuff.

Fortunately I don't have a hugely sweet tooth.
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Post: #252636 merlin
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:05 pm

That was a good link, I have been after some Scotch bonnet for a while as wel, thanks
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Post: #262898 southeast-isher
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:47 pm

For me... xlyitol beats Stevia hands down. The one i have is made from birch sap.

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Post: #263730 patR
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:58 pm

I bought Stevia seed online, its very difficult to germinate apparently... absolutely true... none of mine did... tried dozens..
I also bought some green stevia powder to try to get off sweetner on to something more natural... wow... does that stuff taste disgusting... I tried for weeks, thinking I would become accustomed to the taste... no chance... its horrid
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Post: #263742 niknik
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:16 pm

got some growing (hopefully) outside!

havent really used any as such yet. but chewed a few leaves,( fresh) didnt notice any aftertaste, nor with dried ground leaves, but .there are apparently numerous (100s?) of variants of the plant and albeit all have the 0 calories sweetness, and health benefits, they do supposedly taste slightly different, some with a bitterness, or a liquorice aftertase ( yum. Id love that!)
Its good for the pancreas (diabetics) supposedly also has appettite suppressant properties ( must go and chomp some more leaves), ansd is an up & coming wonderful cash crop, at about 8 euros a kg ( dried leaves, and can get several thousand kg from a hectare ( cant remember figures but well over 10,thousand I think it was .......)
supposedly Coca cola and other softdrink manufacturers are now using it.
only just ( late 2011) been given full approval for use in Europe and other countries, and commercial growers here cant keep up with demand!

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Post: #263768 southeast-isher
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:15 pm

if you don't like stevia try xlyitol!

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Post: #263770 Odsox
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:42 pm

patR wrote:I bought Stevia seed online, its very difficult to germinate apparently... absolutely true... none of mine did

I bought some cheap seeds on Ebay and like you none of them germinated.
I then bought some more expensive ones from a man who grows his own and insists his is fresh seed and ... I had about 75% germination rate (there must be a moral there somewhere :iconbiggrin: ).
I now have about 2 dozen plants growing quite well in various spots to see where they grow best and I have high hopes for it as I tried some green leaves (of course) and they were incredibly sweet and had no other taste at all. So I think a few leaves in a muslin bag suspended in a saucepan of fruit might just work well.
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Post: #263798 demi
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:46 pm

A friends just gave me some seeds. Its the first time I'd heard about it.
Looked brifily about it online and read its had some possible health concerns.

I'm going to try growing it though and give it a go.
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Post: #263808 southeast-isher
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:09 pm

demi wrote:A friends just gave me some seeds. Its the first time I'd heard about it.
Looked brifily about it online and read its had some possible health concerns.

I'm going to try growing it though and give it a go.


The health concerns may or may not have been put out there by the sugar industry...

Try xlyitol! (made from birch tree sap)

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Post: #263824 demi
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:10 am

southeast-isher wrote:
demi wrote:A friends just gave me some seeds. Its the first time I'd heard about it.
Looked brifily about it online and read its had some possible health concerns.

I'm going to try growing it though and give it a go.


The health concerns may or may not have been put out there by the sugar industry...

Try xlyitol! (made from birch tree sap)



Yes my friend was saying something about the sugar industry was tring to sabbotage it, although i was skeptical about this.
She was going on about the health benifits, lowering your blood pressure or somthing. I'm still a bit skeptical, but i'v not read enough into it. I should go do that.......
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