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Old 06-16-2005, 08:47 AM   #11
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I bought a Stevia plant for my herb garden one year...it's leaves were indeed, very sweet, and one in a glass of iced tea sweetened it very nicely.
From what I understand, the FDA does not actually do it's own testing, but depends on data from researchers. The artificial sweetener industry may not want the competition.

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Old 08-26-2005, 01:47 PM   #12
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I went to hear a nutritionist speak. She recommend using Stevia for a sweetner if you need it. In baking too. I haven't tried it in baking, but I use it in coffee, cereal, salad dressings, almost anything that needs a little sweetness for me. It's VERY sweet, so use sparingly. I think the packets of dried Stevia aren't as powerful as the liquid.

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