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Stevia
An introduction to a super-sweet herbal sugar-free sweetener Stevia is an amazing herb whose leaf contains the secret of Steviosides, a sweet glycoside up to 300 times sweeter than sugar once it is extracted. This herb is ideal for home use and can easily replace sugar and artificial sweeteners in beverages, baked goods and other recipes. Not only is it sugar-free, it is also non-glycemic, virtually non-caloric and all-natural.

Stevia:
Natures Sweetener
by Rita Elkins
Paperback (1997)
The Stevia Story: A Tale of Incredible Sweetness & Intrigue
by Linda Bonvie, Bill Bonvie, Donna Gates
Paperback (1996)

Stevia Rebaudiana: Nature's Sweet Secret
by David Richard
Paperback (1996)

The author, David Richard, 1999
My book describes the history and traditional usage of this sweet herb which is native to Paraguay. It also discusses the plant's botany, pharmacology, world usage (2000+ tons of leaves are harvested annually), safety studies, home usage and the "controversy" surrounding Stevia and the FDA. Several books, including mine, were recently threatened with destruction as "product labelling" and an "unapproved food additive" by the FDA. Why such a furor over this brief introduction to a sweet herb? You can E-mail me at vitalhealth@compuserve.com for more information. Finally, the book contains over a dozen recipes to help you get started in using this herb. You can also purchase the companion recipe book, Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugar-Free - Naturally on amazon.com.

Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugar Free - Naturally
by Jeffrey Goottomoeller, Susan Cavaciuti
Paperback (1998)


The publisher, David Richard, 1999
A complete recipe book using the herbal sweetener, Stevia.
Stevia is an herbal sweetener which, in its extracted form, is over 200 times sweeter than sugar! Non-glycemic, proven safe, and virtually calorie-free, Stevia offers a healthy, natural alternative to cooking with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. This book provides over a hundred recipes, developed in the Goettemoeller family kitchen, using Stevia as the sweetener. Learn how to incorporate this amazing herb into your own recipes, and begin to sweeten your cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, jellies, jams, sauces and more the natural way -- with Stevia! Jeffrey Goettemoeller is a life-long gardener and plant lover. He has been featured in Back in Thyme magazine and quoted in Organic Gardening. The founder of Prairie Oak Seeds and publisher of the yearly Directory of Flower and Herb Buyers, Mr. Goettemoeller is also a published author and an enthusiastic participant in a Stevia cultivation research project.

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Baking With Stevia:
Recipes for the Sweet Leaf
by Rita Depuydt
Paperback (1997)

Baking With Stevia II:
More Recipes for the Sweet Leaf
by Rita DePuydt
Paperback (1998)

Fifty-two tested recipes using an extract of the herb, Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia is a non-caloric, naturally sweet herb from Paraguay. Contains a full range of dessert and beverage recipes including muffins, quick breads, cakes, cookies, bars, puddings, pies, toppings, sauces and more. The book also contains a glossary, baking tips section, substitution chart, directions for making stevia extract, and a resources section.

Sixty tested recipes using the naturally sweet herb, Stevia rebaudiana. Contains recipes using the whole, dried herb; herbal concentrate; and herbal extracts. The book contains a full range of dessert and beverage recipes including, muffins, cakes, cookies, bars, puddings, pies, gelatin desserts, toppings, sauces, frozen desserts, and more. Also contains a glossary, baking tips section, directions for making a stevia extract, substitutions chart, and a resources section.

The Stevia Cookbook:
Cooking With Nature's Calorie-Free Sweetener
by Ray, Md. Sahelian, Donna Gates
Paperback (1999)

All-natural stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar, safe for children and diabetics, won't harm teeth, and can be used in baking. Known to Native Americans for centuries, now stevia can be used in home kitchens with the help of this guide

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