Stevia – Sweet Leaf Stevia

Garden Height
10 - 12
Spacing
8 - 10
Light Level
Full Sun
Stevia plant leaves can be dried and used as a natural sugar substitute. Fresh leaves are excellent in fruit salads and teas or baked into bread, and are much sweeter than sugar.

Features
Stevia plant leaves can be dried and used as a natural sugar substitute. Fresh leaves are excellent in fruit salads and teas or baked into bread, and are much sweeter than sugar.

Uses for Stevia Leaf
To make a liquid sweetener, pour 1 quart of boiling water over 1 tbsp. dried leaves. Allow to infuse. Refrigerate and use within a few days. To make syrup, place 4 tsp. of dried, powdered leaves in a saucepan with 2 cups of water; simmer slowly for 10-15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate. Using too much stevia can result in excessive sweetness and an aftertaste. Always start with the exact amount called for in a recipe, or sometimes even a little less, then taste and add more if needed. Dried leaves can be used as a substitute for sugar. 1 tbsp. stevia = 1 c. sugar