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  • Stevia is a genus of about 150 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America.
  • Rebiana is the trade name for a stevia-derived sweetener being developed jointly by The Coca-Cola Company and Cargill with the intent of marketing in several countries and gaining regulatory approval in the US and EU. Truvia is Cargill's consumer brand of Rebiana-based sweetener.
  • The species Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves.
  • As a sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.
  • Stevia also has shown promise in medical research for treating such conditions as obesity and high blood pressure.Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance; therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
  • Today, stevia is cultivated and used in food elsewhere in east Asia, including in China , Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia.
  • It can also be found in Saint Kitts and Nevis, in parts of South America and in Israel. China is the world's largest exporter of stevioside.
  • Stevia species are found in the wild in semi-arid habitats ranging from grassland to mountain terrain. Stevia does produce seeds, but only a small percentage of them germinate. Planting cloned stevia is a more effective method of reproduction.
  • Stevia is recognized as Sweetener, several times sweeter than Sugar. FDA recognized it as Food Supplement. Stevioside is the most powerful form of the stevia glycoside and is usually available in either a white powder or liquid extract. It is found to have Medicinal Properties.
  • Stevia is used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, Skincare, Diabetic, Hypertension treatment and blood pressure control, Calcium antagonist, Bacterial agent, Pill and capsule additive to improve taste.
  • Many Uses for Stevia Products and Extracts are in table top sweetener for tea, coffee and beverages, Soft drinks, cordials, fruit juices, Ice creams, yoghurts, sherbets, Pastries, pies, baking, Jams, sauces, pickles, Jellies, desserts , Chewing gum, Candies, confectioneries, Sea-foods, vegetables .
  • Stevia's major consumption is in Japan. Stevia is commercially grown in Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Central America, Israel, China, Thailand, and the United States. In India too, farmers are taking interest in this herb.
  • Concentrated extracts are made from proprietary process by companies in Canada, USA, China,Indian Companies offer Initial plantings & Consultancy in Cultivation & Extraction Technologies.

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