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10/30/12 9:39 A

I know this seems crazy, considering the ratio below says 1 teaspoon of stevia = 1 cup sugar, but i have a recipe for a faux cheesecake where it calls for 3/4 cup stevia. I made it as directed and it turned out really good, not overly sweet, no bitter aftertaste. Perfect way to satisy a sweet tooth and not feel too guilty. Any thoughts on this? If I made it again should I do it the same? The package of stevia was pretty expensive and this used half of it alone

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10/30/12 5:21 A

The stevia powder referred to in this chart is the pure form,
or the liquid made from the pure powder.

SUGAR Equivalent Stevia powdered Equivalent Stevia liquid c
1 cup 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 1/4 teaspoon 6 to 9 drops
1 teaspoon A pinch to 1/16 teaspoon 2 to 4 drops

Besides tasting good, stevia has no calories, a zero glycemic index (meaning it has no carbs), no artificial ingredients, and no effect on blood sugar.
It's a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your blood sugar levels sweet with a mild aftertaste that can be masked by blending
with other sweet ingredients

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 10/30/2012 (05:25)

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10/29/12 12:51 P

no. they do not. It is a ratio of stevia to sugar but i can't exactly remember. There are conversion tables on the internet. If you use too much Stevia you get a really bitter aftertaste.
The liquid is the same. Know the ratio before using it. i always start with less than the ratio states and then add more if necessary. I find that 1/2 a packet of Stevia is plenty sweet.

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10/29/12 12:28 P

I purchased the splends blend and not sure if this is the same as stevia? Does anyone know? Also has anyone used the liquid sweetner?

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