Stevia use and application
What can Stevia be used for?
The sugar substitute Stevia can be used practically anywhere. In addition to hot drinks such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate, it is also popular for jams, cottage cheese dishes, desserts and baking. It doesn't matter whether you sweeten with Stevia powder, tabs, liquid sweetener or dried and grated leaves. Everyone should find out for themselves which Stevia products are best suited for which foods and drinks.
Thanks to its heat resistance, you can use Stevia for both baking and cooking. However, because of its particularly strong sweetening power, you should use Stevia very carefully. Baking in particular requires some adjustment at the beginning, as Stevia is not suitable as a volume substitute for sugar. To get the desired volume, you should use more of other ingredients.
Sweetening is not a problem with drinks such as coffee, tea or smoothies, as well as jam or desserts. However, because the taste of Stevia is slightly different from sugar, it's a matter of taste in which beverage the sweetener is perceived as pleasant and in which it is not. For example, many people prefer Stevia sweetness in tea rather than coffee.
The sweetener Stevia is not considered a healthy sugar substitute for nothing. The leaves of the plant, which originates from South America, contain a particularly large number of nutrients that are important for us humans. These include above all trace elements, minerals and vitamins. Because of its heart strengthening, blood sugar and blood pressure lowering effect, the sweet herb has been used for centuries by the indigenous people of South America.
Stevia is not only ideal for weight loss and diabetics, but also for people who place particular importance on a healthy diet. The sugar substitute contains neither carbohydrates nor calories.
There is a wide range of possible uses for Stevia. For example, it is used as a remedy for health problems or various diseases. Stevia is also often found in cosmetic products.
Is Stevia suitable for cooking and baking?
Stevia can be used in many different ways in the kitchen. Whether in granular, powder, tablet or liquid sweetener form, Stevia can be used for both cooking and baking because of its extreme heat resistance.
Is Stevia also suitable for skin care?
There are several ways to use Stevia for cosmetic skin care. For example, a watery preparation with green powder from ground leaves or an infusion also from the leaves of the Stevia plant is recommended. There are also many recipes for the production of face masks, bath additives, lotions or creams.
Where can I buy Stevia?
Since the approval by the European Union, Stevia can be purchased in many places. Whether in a supermarket, health food store or the internet, there are now numerous manufacturers of Stevia products offering a wide range of products. When buying on the Internet, however, you should pay particular attention to the seriousness of the supplier, because in most cases the following applies: the cheaper, the worse the quality. In addition to ready-made sweeteners, whole stevia plants and seeds are also available.
How should Stevia be stored?
Stevia in powder and granulate form as well as whole Stevia leaves should be stored in an airtight container, as they have the longest shelf life in dry and dark places.