Stevia (stevia rebaudiana) is a new world herb that you might have only recently heard of. Stevia leaves – while having zero calories – are claimed to be 30 times sweeter than sugar, and in fact one of the common names is “candy leaf” – the extract is supposedly 300 times sweeter than sugar! Stevia is also reputed to have several health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and diabetes. I don’t know about that, but I would guess that using less sugar probably would have those effects.
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