Did You Know?

* There has never been a reported adverse reaction to the use of stevia.
* In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of stevia, stevia leaves, extract of stevia leaves, and foods containing stevia.
* Stevia was first "discovered" by Dr. Moises Santiago Bertoni while exploring the jungles of Paraguay in 1887.
* Stevia is a perennial shrub of the aster family (Asteraceae) native to the northern regions of South America.
* Stevia aids digestion by stimulating the pancreas.
* Stevioside is found in the plant stevia.
* Dr. M.S. Bertoni wrote some of the earliest articles on stevia in 1905 stating, "The principal importance of Ka he'e (stevia) is due to the possibility of substituting it for saccharine." (sic)
* A study conducted at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, found that stevioside enhances insulin secretion from mouse pancreatic islets in the presence of glucose.
* In the 1970s, the Japanese government approved stevia, and food manufacturers began using stevia extracts to sweeten foods such as soy sauce, pickles, and the Japanese Diet Coke.
* Kaa he-e is the native name for the stevia plant.
* The Japanese consume the most stevia, which comprises up to 40% of the Japanese sweetener market.
* The first stevia crop was harvested in 1908.
* Stevia can be sold as a "nutritional supplement" in the U.S. and Canada, but not as a sweetener in the United States.
* Stevia has been used for many years in the treatment of diabetes among Indians in Paraguay and Brazil, exhibiting a blood glucose-lowering effect.

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