Update: I have switched brands and now use NuNaturals stevia.
This low glycemic, low carbohydrate sweetener is widely used in Japan. In the U.S., the sugar lobby has long fought to ban this miracle sweetener; it is currently classified as a dietary supplement, though not as a food additive. Take note, that in Japan, stevia accounts for 40% of the sweetener market and is used in everything from colas to candy.
Stevia comes in various forms. You can buy it as a tincture or powder. The only drawback to stevia? It sometimes has a slightly bitter, licoricey aftertaste.
During these chilly days and nights, I enjoy a few drops of stevia in a piping hot cup of tea!
Here are all of my recipes that use stevia as a natural sweetener. Enjoy!