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Stevia - how frequently, in what quantities and how do you use it?

Commented on July 23, 2014
Created July 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

More detailed:

  1. How frequently do you use it?
  2. What type do you use? Fresh, whole dry, ground dry, extract, syrup? Is it home-made?
  3. How do you use it? Add as is in beverage, put in hot water and strain, make a syrup?
  4. How much do you use per cup?

My current way:

  1. With every beverage - 1 or 2 per day
  2. Whole dry - unknown source from amazon, said it was organic
  3. Put in hot water for 30 mins and strain. I use 2 teaspoons of stevia for 4 shots of water
  4. 1 shot per cup

My background:

  • until 26 - used only the ultra-processed, white, odorless, crystalline powder with the too sweet taste, commonly known as table sugar
  • 7 years work in office - 1 or 2 cups of coffee + 1 or 2 cups of tea per day, with 3 teaspoons of "white poison" in every cup
  • last 2 years - high quality local organic honey (mainly thyme-honey) for the 6 almost-cold months, and trying to adjust to stevia for the rest of the year

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on July 23, 2014
at 12:58 PM

Truvia is fine actually, it's just erythritol and stevia. Nothing wrong with erythritol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol It's very safe.

Actually you are already eating it even if you don't know it as it occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and fermented products like wine and cheese.

By the way, I don't work for an erythritol company or anything like that, I just don't think there's reason to fear a harmless substance, specially one that can help people avoid sugar.

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Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on July 23, 2014
at 12:48 PM

I have some of the concentrated powder and I use it every now and then but it does taste bitter and can actually make your food less appealing sometimes. I don't know why there's so much hype around Stevia honestly. Personally, I would rather use erythritol, which isn't as bitter. I guess if you only use a tiny amount, the bitterness shouldn't be too noticeable. It really let me down in the flavor department though.

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on July 23, 2014
at 11:15 AM

I use dried, and dried powdered stevia leaves from mountainroseherbs for sweetening my herbal teas. 1 teaspoon dried powdered is enough for 1.5 litres of herbal tea.

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on July 23, 2014
at 09:48 AM

I've used pure extracts as a powder, they're very very strong, and the bitterness comes through.

I now just use a liquid form (Now brand), just one drop in a 2 cup mug is plenty, though it never works well for coffee (seems xylitol tastes a lot better if you want to do sweetened coffee, though these days I prefer coffee black with just some coconut milk, or as bulletproof coffee).

I've also ran into actual dried Stevia leaves sold as a tea, it's a very tasty tea and not super sweet.

The Truvia and other commercial consumer market stuff is mixed in with various stuff to make it more like sugar, I'd avoid those.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on July 23, 2014
at 12:58 PM

Truvia is fine actually, it's just erythritol and stevia. Nothing wrong with erythritol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol It's very safe.

Actually you are already eating it even if you don't know it as it occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and fermented products like wine and cheese.

By the way, I don't work for an erythritol company or anything like that, I just don't think there's reason to fear a harmless substance, specially one that can help people avoid sugar.

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