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Old 07-26-2008, 08:19 PM
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Question Stevia?

I have a nice Stevia plant that is doing very well, but I am not sure what to do with it. Stevia is a very powerful sugar substitute and is so sweet you can hardly stand eating a leaf. Has anyone used this herb? Can it be used fresh, or must it be dried? Suggestions, recipes or ideas?
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Cooked, I have never used Stevia plant that is fresh. I solely use Stevia in the packets that I get at the store. Have you searched on the Internet for ideas?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:29 AM
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Yes, I have done a search, but I like to hear about personal success stories and favourites. Especially when I am trying something completely new to me.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:09 AM
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Cooked, I can't wait for others who have used fresh Stevia to reply. I am curious as well. I love Stevia's health benefits and it would be a nice addition to DH's garden.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:52 PM
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Sorry, I don't have any personal stories working with fresh stevia. Here is some good info. though:
http://www.stevia.com/SteviaArticle.asp?ID=8077
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:45 AM
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Thank you Brenda. I just read the article and it was very informative. I know I can make tea now! I might try it with my chocolate mint, I think it would be interesting.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:56 PM
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I make my own stevia extract with vodka.

http://answers.google.com/answers/th...id/727325.html

http://www.stevia.com/SteviaArticle.asp?Id=2269
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:51 PM
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How interesting! I am going to have to read that again! What do you use the extract in?
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I use the extract in coffee drinks. I really like to put it in icey coffee drinks. Yum!
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Connie, how much do you make at one time? Is it as sweet as the manufactured stuff? What do you use to filter it or do you use it as is?
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