Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: July 28, 2012

Stevia plant: Leaves are 30 times sweeter than normal sugar

Taken during vacations in Munnar, South India (19-25 March 2012). 

Posted for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books

17 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've only heard of stevia in the last few years - I had no idea it was a plant.

Trish said...

That's interesting about the stevia plant. It's such a small little thing compared to sugar cane.

Paulita said...

I've tried stevia, but I'm still a sugar fan. Here's Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an interesting plant! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy!

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Karen Harrington said...

I didn't know it was a plant, either. The things you learn on a Saturday, huh?

Kailana said...

I had never heard of stevia before. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

I've never seen a stevia plant, how cool! That is my favorite sugar substitute.

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Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I didn't know about stevia before - it must be extremely sweet!

Christine Harding said...

I hadn't heard about stevia either - is it as fattening as sugar, or does it count as low calorie because you need less of it? Thank you for visiting my blog.

Eva said...

I've heard of stevia and knew it was a plant. I'd never seen a picture of one though. Fun to see what it looks like.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

So that's what the Stevia plant looks like. That's a fairly new sweetener here in the USA.

Yvonne said...

What a great plant! Great picture, too!

Vicki said...

Neat! I don't know about growing stevia, but I do want to grow my own herbs.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Thanks for the interesting, notable blog/photo♫♪

Barbara The Healthy Nut said...

I LOVE stevia. I grew it a few years ago and add it to all my teas. Lovely photo with the slanted sunlight.

Louise said...

I've heard of stevia but had never seen the plant before. Thanks.

Alyce said...

I would never have thought of growing it - neat to see what it looks like!