Definition of stevia
1 : any of a genus (Stevia) of composite herbs and shrubs of tropical and subtropical America; especially : a white-flowered tender perennial (S. rebaudiana) native to Paraguay
2 : a white powder composed of one or more intensely sweet glycosides derived from the leaves of a stevia (S. rebaudiana) and used as noncaloric sweetener
Recent Examples of stevia from the Web
They are made of sugar alternatives xylitol, stevia and erythritol.
Some herbs are more difficult to direct seed, so purchase transplants – sage, rosemary, thyme, stevia, lavender, bee balm, catmint, savory, oregano, marjoram, chamomile, fennel, mint and lemon balm.
Zollipops are natural lollipops that contain erythritol, xylitol and stevia (sugar alternatives), which neutralize acid in the mouth and reduce the risk of tooth decay and cavities.
The texture turned out much better than the whole cake, moist inside, though still a bit tacky, but the flavor of protein powder combined with stevia coated my mouth with fake sweetness and self-loathing.
The product’s ingredients were mysterious: lion’s mane, shilajit, astragalus, rhodiola, stevia, maca.
AgaveFIVE is an all-natural blend of organic agave, stevia and monk fruit with just 5 calories per teaspoon.
Turns out, Halo Top is tasty and relatively good for you, with ingredients like plant fiber and zero-calorie sweetener, stevia.
The beverage maker combines water, agave, fruit juice flavors, aloe vera, stevia and vitamins.
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Origin and Etymology of stevia
New Latin, from Petrus Jacobus Stevus (Pedro Jaime Esteve) †1555 Spanish physician and botanist
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of stevia
: a South American perennial shrub (Stevia rebaudiana) of the composite family; also : a very sweet noncaloric glycoside-containing substance that is obtained from the leaves of the stevia
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