Stevia can be used in many ways.
You can add it to your smoothie, yogurt, tea, coffee and other beverages. It is also a good sugar substitute for baking.
Since you can buy STEVIA ELIXIR™ in liquid and powder form, it’s more convenient to use the liquid form for beverages and the powder for baking.
When using stevia in recipes, keep in mind that it is incredibly potent. 3 teaspoon of sugar can have the same effect as 1 gm of Stevia Elixir extract.
Stevia is used for cooking and baking a variety of foods, unlike its artificial counterparts. Stevia is heat stable up to 200 º Celsius and non-fermentable. This is the reason why Stevia is being used Worldwide to create the most scrumptious delicacies; from the delectably sweet chocolate chip cookies to ginger ales.
Stevia’s unparalleled stability against pH, salt, and/or high-temperature conditions makes it perfect for a sugar substitute for cooking and baking applications. This is what sets it apart from aspartame, saccharin, sucralose and most other synthetic sweeteners.
Exposure to heat destroys these synthetic sweeteners at rather low temperatures; sometimes as low as 30 º Celsius, leading to well-publicized negative side effects. This is the main reason why most artificial sweeteners taste significantly different when poured into hot tea/coffee.
Stevia is compatible with salts, organic acids and other natural sweeteners such as sucrose, molasses, barley malt, honey, fructose and sorbitol. It can be used in appetizers and beverages, soups, salads and vegetables, bread and rolls, casseroles, pies and pastries. Chefs around the globe are using Stevia and its products to create the finest and most palatable dishes.
STEVIA CAN BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING FOOD ITEMS
1. Soft drinks and fruit juices
2. Jams, sauces and pickles
3. The tabletop sweetener for tea, coffee and beverages
4. Weight-watchers diets
5. Pastries, pies, baking
6. Ice cream, yoghurts, sherbets
7. Alcoholic beverage
8. Jellies and desserts
9. Chewing gum
10. Candies and confectioneries
11. Diabetic Diets