otherwise known as "Sweet Herb".
Sweet herb is just that.
The leaves are amazingly sweet as sugar.
The stem however, isn't.
If dried, the leaves can be sweeter than sugar by about 15x.
Stevia (sweet herb) has no reported toxic side effects.
In fact, the Japanese like it so much they ate 700 metric tons in 1987 alone.
Sweet herb can be used in cooking or baking.
I am currently growing sweet herb.
I think I'll go buy some more!
Here is a recipe using Stevia powder:
Monster Cookie Balls
|© David Richard|
Monster Cookie Balls2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Large Apple, Finely-Diced
3/4 Cup of Raisins or Currants
1 Cup of Nut Butter (Your Choice)
1/4-1/2 Lb. Whole Pecans
1/2 Stick of Butter or Non-Hydrogenated Margarine
1/2 Cup Carob Chips (Optional)
2 Whole Eggs
1 Cup of Spring or Filtered Water
2 tsp. STEVIA Herbal Powder or l/2 tsp STEVIA Powdered Extract
Combine rolled oats, eggs, water and butter in a mixing bowl. Stir in nut butter and remaining ingredients (except the pecans). Form into balls and place onto an oiled cookie sheet. Place a whole pecan on top of each ball. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Recipe by David Richard
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