Stevia Flavors

Stevia is a plant that is well known for the natural sweetness of its leaves. It is often used as a substitute for sugar in anything that requires sugar since the extract can have up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar and does not have the negative effects sugar has – fewer calories and is more healthy!

This natural sugar alternative is becoming more and more popular, and you can even find bags of stevia in some supermarkets. You can also find Liquid Stevia drops that you can purchase. While Stevia is very good in its own natural state, you can find a variety of flavors to choose from. Here’s a listing of some of the different varieties available:

liquid-stevia-dropsLiquid Stevia Flavors

  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Berry
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Apricot Nextar
  • English Toffee
  • Grape
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon Drop
  • Root Beer
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Valencia Orange

Sweetleaf Sweet Drops Flavors

  • Berry
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Coconut
  • Cola
  • Cinnamon
  • Grape
  • Lemon Drop
  • Hazelnut
  • Apricot Nectar
  • English Toffee
  • Peppermint
  • Root Beer
  • Valencia Orange
  • Watermelon
  • Vanilla Creme

Stevia Facts

  • Also goes b the names: sweetleaf and sugar leaf
  • Natual Sweetner
  • Plant is native to Mexico, South America, and Central America
  • Few calories

How to Grow Stevia

Many gardners will tell you the best way to grow stevia is to purchase the plant already grown – you can purchase young stevia plants from nurseries. Typically nurseries will only stock them at the appropriate time in the spring.

You can also purchase stevia seeds from many online seed or gardner stores. Many people claim that stevia is notoriously difficult to grow from seed as germination is slow and sporadic and the plants are very sensitive. The important thing is to find a seed supply store with quality stevia seeds. The seeds will be very tiny.

Seeds should be sprinkled on top of moist soil with a thin layer of soil on top. Since the seeds are so finicky, it is recommended to grow them in a controlled environment vs. out in the open ground. Many gardners recommend starting them under grow lights to get the best result. After approximately 10 – 14 days, the seeds will germinate – they will be very tiny. You’ll want to keep them moist, however not too moist, as these tiny seedlings can be easily dampened out.

Good luck!

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