About Stevia

  • Stevia can be about 300 times sweeter than sugar.
  • Stevia has been used as a sweetener for centuries.
  • Stevia was approved by the World Health Organization as a sugar substitute, though raw Stevia is still yet to be approved by the FDA for the United States.
  •  The FDA permitted the use of one of the naturally-occurring composites in Stevia in 2008 named Rebaudioside A, it is the prime ingredient currently being sold in the United States labelled as “Stevia.”
  • Stevia is a subtropical plant that requires warm temperatures with minimal frost, adequate rainfall, and lots of sunshine, making Zambia an ideal region to grow Stevia.
  • Over 100 species are cultivated throughout the world.
  • Known scientifically as Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni, Stevia is a member of the sunflower (Asteraceae) family of plants and is mainly grown in Paraguay, Kenya, China and the United States.