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Friday, May 27, 2011

Seth's Herbs: Sugary Sweet!

Stevia Rebaudiana
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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The Tulip Patch said...

Ive used Stevia for over 8 years and have no idea why it isn't more popular! Thanks for educating people, Seth! My favorite brand is Stevia in the raw.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Seth,
We are going to have to look for this to add to our herb garden! Thanks for sharing the recipe, too.

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful holiday weekend. ~Natalie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great new information for me - Thanks.

rubyslipperz said...

Monster's Healthy cookies...YUM! Thanks for sharing!

RonJoe 'Geezer' said...

And I thought you could only use Stevia in coffee.

I learned something new today.

Thank you :-)

Belinda said...

Hey Seth, is that the same thing in Truvia? Sounds like I could satisfy my sweet tooth the healthy herb way!! Thanks for the information. I love your lessons!