"Herbal products have faced constant challenges from the FDA but none have been singled out like stevia. In their book SUGAR-FREE COOKING WITH STEVIA, James and Tanya Kirkland tell a tale of government attempts to eliminate stevia from the American market which includes violation of Constitutional rights, search & seizure tactics and destruction of private property. ...it is so typical of the tactics used by big business and our government to protect their interests instead of ours. However, it is their story. Check out their website; at www.steviapetition.org and consider ordering their cookbook. They have included, along with recipes, some hints for using stevia and a section on "Successful Cooking with Stevia." -- Temple Maintenance , July/August, 1999
From the Back Cover
Sugar-Free Cooking With Stevia The Naturally Sweet & Calorie-Free Herb
Here's an all-natural herbal sweetener - 300 times sweeter than sugar - it contains no calories, no artificial chemicals, and no carbohydrates. It can be used by everyone, even diabetics and children, actually prevents cavities and is great for cooking and baking. So why doesn't everyone use stevia?
Good question - Used for centuries in South America and the most popular non-caloric sweetener in Japan, the United States FDA has unfairly targeted this natural herb - even temporarily banning the first edition of Cooking With Stevia in an attempt to suppress information about this sweet leaf.
Safe and easy to use, you can start cooking with stevia today. Over 200 mouth-watering recipes all with reduced calories! With an easy-to-use conversion chart, you can substitute stevia for sugar or artificial sweeteners in your own recipes. Enjoy beverages, appetizers, main courses, desserts, even candy - all without sugar. Learn how to make sugar-free treats for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia, candidiasis or those that suffer from sugar or artificial sweetener allergies! Sugar-Free Cooking With Stevia contains valuable information about this wonderful herb, enlightening facts about its colorful history in the US and, best of all, over 200 great ideas to use in your own kitchen at home. Try it today!