SWEET NATURAL HERB
No, were not encouraging all you 10th Planet guys! We're talking about Stevia!
In 2008 the US FDA has approved the use of Stevia extracts in food production. Previously you could purchase Stevia in the US, but only as a supplement. Stevia is still banned in most EU countries, but that may be changing soon.
Stevia is a shrub and a member of the sunflower family that grows mainly in South America. It has been used for hundreds of years by native tribes from Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil as both a sweetener and medicinal treatment for a wide variety of ailments. It is believed to have benefits for hypertension, glucose intolerance, obesity, and even osteoporosis. In itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s natural leaf state, Stevia is 35-40 times as sweet as table sugar and the extract is 300 times as sweet... MORE >