STEVIA SWEET LEAF Rebaudiana
We have found that true Stevia seeds are very difficult to obtain! These are the real thing. Very limited supply.
The plant Stevia rebaudiana has been used for more than 1,500 years by the Guaraní peoples of South America, who called it ka'a he'ê ("sweet herb").The leaves have been used traditionally for hundreds of years in both Brazil and Paraguay to sweeten local teas and medicines, and as a "sweet treat".
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar. The body does not metabolize the glycosides in stevia, so it contains zero calories like some artificial sweeteners. Stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar.
In the United States, high-purity stevia glycoside extracts have been generally recognized as safe (GRAS) since 2008, and are allowed in food products, but stevia leaf and crude extracts do not have GRAS or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in food. The European Union approved stevia additives in 2011, while in Japan stevia has been widely used as a sweetener for decades.
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: These seeds are easy to germinate. Place seeds just on the surface of the soil (do not bury as they require light to germinate), and water the seeds in. Keep the soil continually moist until the plants are established, and especially during germination. Seeds will germinate in 1 to 3 weeks.
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