Frontier Natural Products 2689 Stevia Herb Powder Organic 1Lb. - Green
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I want to thank "John Lowe" for recommending a half teaspoon of powder for a pitcher. (My pitcher is about 58 ounces.) That amount works perfectly, giving just the right amount of sweetness to the tea. I echo the other posters here that you want to use green stevia powder very sparingly. A little goes a long way.
The powder, being ground leaf, takes a bit of adjustment. It does not dissolve into your beverage. And if you drink the beverage immediately after adding it, you get a grassy taste. The grassy flavor disappears with time. What I have found works best is to add it to the pitcher along with the boiling water and teabags. The powder infuses the tea and the spent powder settles at the bottom of the pitcher. The result is a clean, crisp sweet tea. When the pitcher level gets low, I pour the remaining tea through an Ingenuity to filter the dregs.
The extra effort involved in filtering the tea is why I rated this product at four, rather than five stars, but in my opinion, the end result is worth it.
Update: Now at the end of the month, at one-half teaspoon of Stevia per pitcher of tea, I can see that a pound is going to last most of the year, even with 2-3 pitchers a day. This is turning out to be a very economical sweetener, in addition to its other virtues.
If you're looking for the herb in its dried form, this is what you're looking for.
I use fresh or dried stevia wherever I use basil, such as pasta and couscous dishes with vegetables or mushrooms -- use both basil and stevia. Stevia complements lemon juice very well when that's one of the ingredients. For a quick sauce, I mix the dried stevia with a bit of olive oil and drizzle it on pasta or cheese ravioli. Yum! I mix the dried stevia with a bit of water in the bottom of a casserole dish, add peeled and chopped sweet potatoes, stir, and bake (spoon the juice over the potatoes a few times while they're baking). I even use the dried stevia in oatmeal (*real* oatmeal, which is rolled or steel cut oats, soaked in water, and cooked, not that awful powdery stuff that comes in a packet, contains xanthin gum, and has the consistency of glue once cooked).
Just remember that a little stevia goes a long way. It has a very intense flavor. Start with a 1/4 teaspoon and work your way up to the taste you like.
I would NOT recommend this as a "sugar substitute" for baking. It's not going to dissolve and blend like granulated sugar.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As others have said, it's crushed herb, not prepared commercial product. Here are a few characteristics of stevia herb that can lead to better results with it:
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Arrived on time, as described. I will order this again... great sweetener.Published 1 month ago by J. D. Peringer
Great packaging, great price equals great product, look forward to this being my source of SteviaPublished 2 months ago by Kenneth R Nunn
I'm updating my review. Previously, I have a negative review, but I now quite enjoy this product. I think my taste buds had to adjust more away from the refined sugars they were... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan
Nasty. Tried making an extract with alcohol and boiling down. Still nasty. Threw it all away.Published 2 months ago by Debbie
I did not want the filler that came with the store products. So I tried this. I found the taste weird, does not mix with liquids, tried to make a liquid extract, but got goop. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jth22321
This is great. I make dried fig leaf tea and add this to steep with the ground fig leaves. I havent used it for cooking or smoothies but I will experiment with it now that I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alessandra N