Stevia in dried leaf form?

Commented on May 17, 2011
Created May 16, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Recently I found a bag of stevia leaves....is this the same as the liquid or powder form??

do i use it to sweeten things by soaking it in hot water?? any ideas? suggestion?

I live in south america, it doesn't have any information on the bag other than the name and that its a natural sweetener. I've asked some of the locals and they had never heard/seen it.

I have an aversion to honey, and coconut doesn't seem to agree with me, so of course to find an actual natural sweetener in its natural form is appealing!

anyone ever use it in this form?



on May 17, 2011
at 03:09 AM

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on May 16, 2011
at 11:07 PM

Yes, this whole leaf form is much preferred to processed stevia extracts (in my opinion).

To use the whole leaf, I just mix it with other tea or herbs to make a sweetened beverage. A little goes a long way.

You can put a pinch into a smoothie because it will get all blended up, you won't know there is dry leaf in there. You could also place some in a tea bag or tea ball to infuse butter or cream, etc before making a dessert with that ingredient.


on May 16, 2011
at 10:58 PM

I've never had it like that but they sell it all over the internet. Maybe you could use one of those things they put tea leaves in to soak it. The powder is just the crystallized extract from the leaves, same with the liquid.

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