BetterStevia™ Instant Tabs - 200 Tablets
NOW® BetterStevia™ Instant Tabs are a convenient way to use this natural sweetener. The tablets dissolve best in hot liquids, however some cellulose powder may naturally remain as sediment.
NOW® BetterStevia™ is a zero-calorie, low glycemic, natural sweetener that makes a perfectly healthy substitute for table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Unlike chemical sweeteners, NOW® BetterStevia™ contains pure Stevia extract. NOW Foods takes special measures to preserve Stevia's natural qualities in this unique, pure, better-tasting Stevia.
Stevia Rebaudiana FAQs
What is Stevia rebaudiana?
Stevia is an herb indigenous to Paraguay and Brazil that grows 2--3 feet tall and resembles mint in appearance. The South American native Guarani Indians used this green "sweet herb" they called "kaa he-he" for centuries before a European botanist named M.S. Bertoni first learned of this unique plant from the native guides while exploring Paraguay in 1887. Though prior to the early 1900s Stevia was a plant harvested in the wild it soon thereafter was being grown in abundance on plantations. Sometime between 1918 and 1921 the USDA was introduced to this wonderfully sweet herb but because of political and other interests Stevia was not accepted as a natural sweetener. The compounds in Stevia that give the herb its sweet taste called Steviosides were isolated by French scientists in 1931. Since the 1970s Japan has approved and used Stevia extracts as a sweetener in everything from ice cream to soft drinks.
Stevia had been available for sale as a Dietary Supplement since 1994, but in December 2008 the FDA granted GRAS status to certain types of Stevia extracts (specifically Reb.A) to be used as a sweetener. NOW Foods Stevia gained Self Affirmed GRAS status in 2010 and is now sold as a sweetener.
Servings Per Container:
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g||0%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Directions: Use to naturally sweeten your favorite beverages. Dissolve 1 tablet in 4 - 8 oz. of a beverage, as desired daily. Sweeten to taste. Remember a little BetterStevia™ goes a long way.
Ingredients: Cellulose, Certified Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf), Croscarmellose Sodium and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.