The reason why I wanted to try it (as opposed to other, artificial sweeteners) is that it's natural. But I really dislike the taste so far and I keep wondering if it's useful at all. This little bottle of powder was very expensive.
So I'm considering using it for baking (like, cookies or cake) but I have my strong doubts as to whether I would like the taste, then.
I don't really care about calories but I do care about the way 'real' sugar makes me crave more, and more, and more.
Edited by: CHRISTASP at: 10/19/2013 (13:59)
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10/19/13 12:53 P
This is a bit off topic but I grew a stevia plant in my herb garden but couldn't figure out how to use it. I have Truvia on hand and occasionally sprinkle a bit on somethings but I also use a wee bit of organic Florida crystals (sugar) from time to time.
I am retired ~ I no longer have an excuse to not take care of myself.
Not much weaning off to do with the fruit and stevia... right now it is a half tsp every two weeks...the thing about stevia that no one is noticing is it is not artificial... it is not a chemical mix of toxins like other sugars
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I find that even small amounts of stevia tastes awful and bitter to me. Something to look out for....packets of sugar alternatives should list all of their ingredients, a lot of them have dextrose (a type of sugar) in them to make them more bulky.
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10/18/13 7:39 A
I'm trying to find out if Stevia could be of use for me. I stopped eating sugar a few weeks ago and thought that in the few occasions when I want a treat, I could make a hot cocoa with it or bake something with it instead of sugar. Tried the cocoa - that was awful! Is that just me not liking the taste?
So what do you use Stevia for and how do you use it?
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