The Stevien Way

The world is finally getting to know the stevia plant. It has become widely popularized in Western culture over the last few years and is slowly becoming a household staple. It's properties make it a healthy and safe alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. However, many people might note that Stevia, in all its glory, has one fatal flaw: that bitter aftertaste. How could such a sweet plant produce this unpleasant taste? Let's explore.

Upon taking a closer look into the bitterness, we come to realize that the stevia plant has been wrongly accused. In fact, the plant itself is the perfect amount of sweetness and has no bitter qualities. That's why a handful of cultures in South America combine the stevia leaves directly with their teas and tinctures. The true cause of the bitterness is produced during the extraction part of the process. Many companies that manufacture stevia use ethanol or methanol to extract the steviosides (the component of the plant responsible for the sweetness). The alcohol compromises the true taste of the plant and adds a bitter flavor.

The Stevien process is unique. Instead of alcohol, we simply use distilled water to extract the steviosides. We not only avoid the bitter flavor, but we also retain the taste of our organic stevia plant itself. In this way, our stevia sweeteners can be thought of as a plant crushed finely into a powder. You can't get much more natural than that!

The world is finally getting to know the stevia plant. It has become widely popularized in Western culture over the last few years and is slowly becoming a household staple. It's properties make it a healthy and safe alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. However, many people might note that Stevia, in all its glory, has one fatal flaw: that bitter aftertaste. How could such a sweet plant produce this unpleasant taste? Let's explore.

Upon taking a closer look into the bitterness, we come to realize that the stevia plant has been wrongly accused. In fact, the plant itself is the perfect amount of sweetness and has no bitter qualities. That's why a handful of cultures in South America combine the stevia leaves directly with their teas and tinctures. The true cause of the bitterness is produced during the extraction part of the process. Many companies that manufacture stevia use ethanol or methanol to extract the steviosides (the component of the plant responsible for the sweetness). The alcohol compromises the true taste of the plant and adds a bitter flavor.

The Stevien process is unique. Instead of alcohol, we simply use distilled water to extract the steviosides. We not only avoid the bitter flavor, but we also retain the taste of our organic stevia plant itself. In this way, our stevia sweeteners can be thought of as a plant crushed finely into a powder. You can't get much more natural than that!

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