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has anyone used stevia and what is it like? I know its a sweetner but I hear its better than aspertame

Tue. Mar 27, 3:08pm

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If that's the stuff that comes in a little green packet, the chemical aftertaste is worse than all the others. Funny how the most natural product on the market tastes the most synthetic.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:14 PM

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not sure a friend sent Me a bottle of it, but havent tried it yet so was wanting some feedback

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:24 PM

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It's the healthiest sweetner with 0 calories. It's made from a south american herb. I make big bottles of lemonade with it. It's a little expensive, though.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 3:32 PM

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I didn't notice any chemical aftertaste..I use it in my tea. Just a little as it's many more times sweeter than sugar!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 4:18 PM

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It's 100% natural extract of the stevia leaf, and is "sweeter" than sugar. I also think it has a funny aftertaste, but I don't mind it. You only need a little. No harm in trying it...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 5:07 PM

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i experienced the artificial aftertaste with stevia that others mentioned. i tried the cheapest brand at whole foods, though. my coworker swears by the "sweetleaf" brand.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 6:02 PM

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I'm the 3:14 poster...Sweetleaf was the brand I tried. Just so you know.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 6:53 PM

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ok Im the OP thanx for all the comments I have it allready so might as well try it. we all have different taste buds. thanks for your thoughts

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7:50 PM

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Don't know about the sweetener but I've grown the plant. The leaves are so sweet they register as bitter. Steeping them as for tea with other herbs didn't release the sweetness, though--I was disappointed.

I nosed around a bit online when I first got the plants and found some studies connecting them to metabolic disorders and gene disruption. Something to look at and evaluate for yourself.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:10 AM

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check it out?! why would i? if i can lose weight by taking this untested, unproven "sugar substitute", why would i care about the long term effects? i'm looking for a short cut...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:20 AM

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