Yeah. . . a heaping teaspoon of this can make the. . . "foulest" tasting "healthy" smoothie ascend to tolerable. . . and pure unadultrated stevia in powder-form is not only cheaper than the stevia processed with erythritol, but it's also healthier (read NATURAL, and not chemical). This is the leaf from the stevia plant. . . ground into fine powder. .. and nothing more.
I absolutely love this sweetener. You can use in just about any recipe. I use this stevia especially for smoothies, and drinks that are green, but you can also use it in baking. Because this stevia is unrefined, you maximize the nutritional benefit from each serving. It doesn't have much of an aftertaste, and is a great way to keep blood sugar balanced.
This is the best stevia; it has all the constituents of the stevia plant that help our system, along with a pleasant, sweet taste. It does not raise blood sugar but healthfully sweetens foods. I especially like to sprinkle it into my plain yogurt and stir in frozen berries. It also is great to add to milk, plain whey protein powder or yogurt when I add raw cacao powder.
I bought this stevia due to the fact that this is a pure ingredient that is not processed. The taste is a little bit different if you are used to the clear stevia, but it has a good taste and makes me feel good about eating it. I would purchase this product again to avoid the chemicals and processing involved with commercial stevia.
I would give this product 5 stars if it wasn't for the little thick hair sized stevia stems. There's maybe a couple 1/4 inch long stems in every tablespoon full of stevia powder. But after I mix the powder in my hot chocolate or coffee I don't notice them. It's just made with stevia leaves and nothing else. The photo shows a real long one I just found, not usually this long.
I like that this is packed in a bag that won't cause a lot of waste, and that it's the actual green leaf stevia, so it hasn't been processed the same way that the white powders have. It has a slightly different taste than the white stevia, and you may need a bit more than you would be used to having with the other type, as it's not as sweet.
It doesn't take much to sweeten things. I mostly use this for smoothies and cereal. I have also used stevia to slightly sweeten my homemade toothpaste. I have been through one bag of stevia already. I just ordered another one and was surprised that the powder was not as dark green as the first bag. Not sure why the difference in color, but it seems to taste the same.
It is an excellent product for the powder of dried stevia leaves. People need to realize that the natural leaves are not the same as the stevia based sweeteners found in stores. They are in actuality healthier but need a bit of tweaking when using in recipes in place of those commercial stevia- based sweeteners