Stevia

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    Aug 27, 2015 3:33 PM GMT
    Turned out to be an efficient purchase:
    i got a large 8oz bottle of pure stevia extract, Kal brand. Glass bottle comes with an eye dropper. Keeps well in the fridge.
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    had it a few months and about 1/3 left. We have reduced using sugar aspartame stuff. I eat shit but the husband, the picky one and likes it.
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    Aug 27, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    I don't like the taste of liquid Stevia. It has a very bitter aftertaste. But I like the powder just fine.
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    Aug 27, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    Fuck I thought you are talking about salvia icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 27, 2015 7:13 PM GMT

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    Aug 27, 2015 8:16 PM GMT
    What about monk fruit? My grocery store sells it, in a box of packets like the others.
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    Aug 28, 2015 1:39 AM GMT

    The bitter taste comes from processing the stevia too long to make extract or getting it too hot in the evaporation process.

    You're missing the boat if you aren't growing stevia. Get seeds now and when I say grow it, I mean plant it in flower beds down one side of your house or anywhere you can devote space to it.

    As we speak, Monsanto and others are quietly pushing to get stevia declared a "regulated crop" like tobacco which means you'd need to have FDA permits to buy seeds and grow it. Once that happens the price is going to skyrocket on extract.

    Seed harvesting and starting is easy. Making the extract yourself isn't a big deal. It's fun... I do it as a Saturday or Sunday afternoon reasons to come over and spend some time, eat seafood and chat. The only thing you need is lots of harvested dried stevia that's been shredded and chopped, large glass jars and LOTS OF VODKA. The next day after 18-24 hours you drain it. I store mine in miniature bottles that cost $8 a dozen that I keep in the freezer.

    I do it twice a year and produce over 36 bottles ever time. I use only 2 per year so everyone who helps chop gets a bottle and then lots of others. If you start giving it away, tell people they better bring their own bottles.


    http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-make-liquid-stevia-extract/
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    Aug 28, 2015 5:02 AM GMT
    i tried it and didn't like it. I found it had almost a metallic taste..
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    Aug 28, 2015 5:43 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidi tried it and didn't like it. I found it had almost a metallic taste..


    If you tried the liquid, I would suggest you give the powdered "Stevia In The Raw" brand.
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    Aug 28, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    Stevia will have an after taste especially if you use too much

    some manufacturers are combining pure stevia with other sweeteners to prevent the after taste
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    Aug 29, 2015 4:33 AM GMT
    Too much work, and I don't trust anything that remotely tastes artificial even if it's not. Why not just enjoy real sugar in moderation?

    That being said, I don't use any sweetener except, maybe once every few weeks, honey.

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    Aug 29, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    I've tried all the artificial sweeteners - chemical, natural, and human - and can't abide any of them; they just give me headaches, which I rarely get. Solution? Just use less sugar and dilute bottled juices w/ water. Much more enjoyable than the syrups they bottle these days!
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    Aug 29, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI've tried all the artificial sweeteners - chemical, natural, and human - and can't abide any of them; they just give me headaches, which I rarely get. Solution? Just use less sugar and dilute bottled juices w/ water. Much more enjoyable than the syrups they bottle these days!



    Stevia is not artificial.
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    Aug 29, 2015 8:14 PM GMT
    pellaz saidStevia will have an after taste especially if you use too much.
    some manufacturers are combining pure stevia with other sweeteners to prevent the after taste.

    I make a glass of coffee + chocolate in the morning and sweeten it with 1 packet of stevia in the raw, 1 packet of monk fruit in the raw, and 1 teaspoon of splenda (bulk, in the bag, made for cooking with).

    Yeah, I like my coffee sweet and well-doctored.
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    Aug 29, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    One cup of coffee for the day with a half of a teaspoon of cane sugar. Does life really need to be so complicated?
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    Aug 30, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    Radd said
    MGINSD saidI've tried all the artificial sweeteners - chemical, natural, and human - and can't abide any of them; they just give me headaches, which I rarely get. Solution? Just use less sugar and dilute bottled juices w/ water. Much more enjoyable than the syrups they bottle these days!



    Stevia is not artificial.


    But it TASTES artificial. I could never figure that out, even after tasting raw stevia LEAVES.
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    Aug 31, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidI've tried all the artificial sweeteners - chemical, natural, and human - and can't abide any of them; they just give me headaches, which I rarely get. Solution? Just use less sugar and dilute bottled juices w/ water. Much more enjoyable than the syrups they bottle these days!


    Do you remember back in the 1974 when sugar prices were jacked up close to triple almost overnight because the lobbyists for it had congress pass a ban on imports? I was still a starving student raising a 4 year old by myself so I went on the sugar boycotts started I jumped on board and never really went back to buying it like I had before. I don't remember my son ever missing it. Two years later we moved to South Florida and set up house with Steve and his son who had cavities from sugar it became a banned substance except for company.

    I can't tell you the last time I used it in anything for myself. In fact I can't stand the taste of it in any sort of drinks.. and neither do the boys. I supposed I don't notice the odd aftertaste of Steveia so many are talking about because I've been off sugar for so long it really is repulsive to me. I still don't sweeten coffee or tea and use honey for some things. The funny thing is when I have company I sweeten tea with Steevia and no one notices as far as I know.