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Posted by: Janet, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 8:41pm
I have made a search re Stevia and am quite confused.

What is the difference between Stevia liquid, Powder, Herb Powder. The powder seems to be available in white/ green/brown.

I know this subject has been discussed here before but my husband has just 'announced' he wants to cut out all sugar!! He takes honey in fruit teas etc but not tea or coffee.

Any ideas??  ??)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 8:49pm; Reply: 1

http://www.stevitastevia.com/
stevia

Sweet Leaf Stevia  
http://www.steviasmart.com

stevia
http://www.shopnatural.com/
recipes
http://www.cookingwithstevia.com/
Posted by: Janet, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 8:56pm; Reply: 2
Thanks lola but any opinions?
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:08pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from janet
I have made a search re Stevia and am quite confused.

What is the difference between Stevia liquid, Powder, Herb Powder. The powder seems to be available in white/ green/brown.

I know this subject has been discussed here before but my husband has just 'announced' he wants to cut out all sugar!! He takes honey in fruit teas etc but not tea or coffee.

Any ideas??  ??)



Janet, thanks for asking about the Stevia products.  I am also just learning about it.  I bookmarked the links provided by Lola for future use.   So far we have used only the Stevia Clear in tea, but I'm thinking the powder would be better for any baking.  I'm still just reading about it.  Hope you find all you need to know about it as well.  My husband likes the Stevia Clear in his tea.  No complaints.

Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:10pm; Reply: 4
no personal experience or opinion on stevia so far, sorry.
I use vegetable glycerine......

a search might help you find more opinions perhaps....
Posted by: Janet, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:16pm; Reply: 5
Thanks Diann, glad we're in the same boat... :D

Lola, I tried the search but was non the wiser, nothing conclusive.  :-/

Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:18pm; Reply: 6
did you try the 'general search' from the main page?
Posted by: Janet, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:23pm; Reply: 7
YES!!! I came straight to THIS thread!!  ;D  ;D
I'll try again.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:33pm; Reply: 8
you are using the search button here above....
there s another one on the home page, that s the one you want.....
http://www.dadamo.com/search.htm
Posted by: Janet, Friday, November 3, 2006, 7:30am; Reply: 9
Thanks Lola, haven't even used that one and can see the way it opens up a whole subject.

I found opinions on white/green powder but nothing on brown....wonder if anyone has tried it??
Perhaps he wil 'guinea pig' it!!! (like me with the Pure Radiance C...)
Posted by: Schluggell, Friday, November 3, 2006, 9:05am; Reply: 10
Quoted from janet
...difference between Stevia liquid, Powder, Herb Powder. The powder seems to be available in white/ green/brown...


Stevia, Sweet Leaf, Stewia {Stevia sp. - Asteraceae}

I've always stuck to the green powder as its the real leaf powder. I've never seen a white powder {unless maybe now they've isolated the essential chemical}, and I always presume Brown means old.

No entries in the Science Database, LECster, or the Health Protocols either.

All that can really be said is that it is an untested Neutral.

Posted by: italybound, Friday, November 3, 2006, 10:21am; Reply: 11
Janet, a couple of years ago or so, I used the Stevia liquid from Sunrider. May be getting back to it. I kinda got away from it using veg glyc, xylitol, molasses, honey, etc, but am finding my BS says time to get back to the stevia. The liquid I used is brown and suspended in water. If you use the liquid, watch for this because from what I understand, most stevia is suspended in alcohol. Now that I'm thinking of it, Sunrider also carries a clear stevia. I found it to be okay. And supposedly it doesn't mess w/ your BS.   ;D
Posted by: Vicki, Friday, November 3, 2006, 10:33am; Reply: 12
Vegetable glycerine is very tasty for tea.  It seems to get sweeter as the liquid cools though.  
Posted by: 41 (Guest), Friday, November 3, 2006, 1:16pm; Reply: 13
We have been using stevia for years. I did not much like the clear drops, but I do like the spoonable. I will only use the Stevta brand as the others have an odd aftertaste.  Sandy O
Posted by: Janet, Friday, November 3, 2006, 3:16pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from paulssandy@adelphia.net
We have been using stevia for years. I did not much like the clear drops, but I do like the spoonable. I will only use the Stevta brand as the others have an odd aftertaste.  Sandy O


Sandy, is 'stevta' stevia and whatever the answer which company do you use?
Thanks.
Posted by: A+Baby, Friday, November 3, 2006, 3:18pm; Reply: 15
I have used the SweetLeaf brand of Stevia for a couple years now.  The ones that come in the packets (like sugar).  It's powder form.  However, the past couple boxes I have bought seemed to contain a lot of packets where the Stevia had gotten hard and turned into "rocks", per se.  This is frustrating b/c when I put it in my coffee, those "rocks" won't dissolve properly.  A sample of liquid Stevia came with the last box I purchased.  I liked it.  I'm considering switching to the liquid so I won't have to deal with the "rocks".  Okay, I'm not sure what this has to do with your question Janet!!! :B    I guess I'm trying to say this-I've used the white powder Stevia (in the packets).  I'm thinking about switching to the liquid.  Oh, the sample of liquid Stevia I used was brown in color.
Posted by: Janet, Friday, November 3, 2006, 3:24pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Schluggell

I've always stuck to the green powder as its the real leaf powder. I've never seen a white powder {unless maybe now they've isolated the essential chemical}, and I always presume Brown means old.

Thanks Schluggell, when I reseaching I found someone who said that the green was 'gritty' is that your opinion??

Pat, yes I noted your comment re the alcohol in another thread, thanks.

So I wonder if the white powder/ liquid are processed?? I did view one company called Manna Harvest.net who had organic powder, not sure about the colour.


Posted by: italybound, Friday, November 3, 2006, 4:26pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from janet
So I wonder if the white powder/ liquid are processed?? I did view one company called Manna Harvest.net who had organic powder, not sure about the colour.


I wondered about the processed issue too when I saw Schluggell's comment about what he uses being green. ???
sandy is this the stevia to which you are referring:
http://www.stevitastevia.com/

P.S.  I just noticed they have fruit flavored and chocolate stevia!  Wow!  Didn't really have time to search around and see what other ingred were in these. If anyone else does, would you please post your findings. This could be a real find!!!  Thanks in advance Sandy :-)
Another P.S.  -  I had a little time to look around one of the sites that sells this product.  All flavored stevia has ascorbic acid and citric acid. I plan to call re: the citric acid when I can. Here are the rest of the ingred:
Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Stevia Rebaudiana (Bertoni), Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Pfaffia ...
add to that whatever flavor you would order.
It also states: Contains trace vitamins and minerals to help maintain bodily functions. May help maintain healthy insulin levels. Stevia has also shown to help avoid tooth decay. Safe for diabetics. I
Yet another P.S.  - called Stevita direct (1-888-783-8482) .  No info on the citric acid or ascorbic acid - he has to research it and call me back. Sorry, thought I was going to have info when I started this P.S.  ::)
Posted by: Janet, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 10:20pm; Reply: 18
Wanted to pick this up again (had probs with my IP server).

Thanks Pat for researching re the ascorbic acid, that's a big no no for my husband.
I am still wondering about the difference between the coloured powders? Many years ago he used the brown powdered Stevia but Schuluggell seemed to think that meant it could be old - I don't understand if this is a problem.

Posted by: Diann (Guest), Thursday, November 9, 2006, 10:51pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from A+Baby
I have used the SweetLeaf brand of Stevia for a couple years now.  The ones that come in the packets (like sugar).  It's powder form.  However, the past couple boxes I have bought seemed to contain a lot of packets where the Stevia had gotten hard and turned into "rocks", per se.  This is frustrating b/c when I put it in my coffee, those "rocks" won't dissolve properly.  A sample of liquid Stevia came with the last box I purchased.  I liked it.  I'm considering switching to the liquid so I won't have to deal with the "rocks".  Okay, I'm not sure what this has to do with your question Janet!!! :B    I guess I'm trying to say this-I've used the white powder Stevia (in the packets).  I'm thinking about switching to the liquid.  Oh, the sample of liquid Stevia I used was brown in color.



Is the powder you use in the little packets the Stevia Plus?   It is SweetLeaf Brand.  The "Plus" is fiber.  My dh bought some and is using it today for the first time.  It is a white powder in individual packets.   The box says "inulin fiber" and "stevia leaf extract -  All natural, Zero Calories."  It says that inulin fiber is a naturally occurring fiber found in chickory, fruits and vegetables.  

We also use the Stevia Clear by SweetLeaf and it works really well.  I have used it in some desserts and had no problems.  I printed out an equivalency table from the internet, which helps a lot with 'guessing' how much to use.  
 
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 11:27pm; Reply: 20
inulin also found in artichokes....
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Friday, November 10, 2006, 12:04am; Reply: 21
Quoted from lola
inulin also found in artichokes....


Cool,  artichokes are beneficials for both of us! 8)
Posted by: Connect, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 12:33am; Reply: 22
I use Stevia in tea and coffee and love it.  I use the NOW powdered brand....have also used Sweet Leaf in the past, as well...........
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