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Growing and Using Stevia

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by Jeffery Goettemoeller and Karen Lucke. Stevia is natures sugar substitute - 200 times sweeter than sugar, non glycemic, has no calories, and does not cause cavities. We've been getting lots of calls about stevia - it's a little tricky to grow. But the most common query is "how do you use it?" well, this handy little guide answers those questions and more in a clear, straight-to-the-point manner. It explains how to propagate the plant from seeds or cuttings, outdoor and indoor culture, care, pruning, and overwintering. Discusses the proper time to harvest leaves and how to dry them. Explains two methods of processing the leaves, making a liquid extract (for sweetening drinks) or green stevia powder (for cooking). There are also 20 recipes at the end for using your home grown stevia. More recipes using green stevia powder can be found in L280 Stevia Sweet Recipes. Spiral bound 49pp.