How to grow Stevia which is not considered an easy herb to grow.

Stevia Herb Plant Stevia rebaudiana

The question: Where has this cheap sugar substitute been hiding, that is estimated to be several hundred times sweeter than sugar?

The answer: Since 1995 the U.S. FDA has labeled Stevia an "unsafe food additive" and gone to extensive lengths to keep it off the U.S. market. At one time they even initiated a search-and-seizure campaign.

Finally, after years of use in other countries, citizens of the United States can also enjoy the use of Stevia. As a safe, natural sweetener, Stevia is virtually calorie-free and a herb to which other possible health benefits have been attributed.

Plant Type of Stevia: Stevia Rebaudiana

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