Stevia

$3.80

甜叶菊 Tián yèjú

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Description

Common name: Candyleaf, Sugarleaf, Haa Jhee. It has been used for over 1,500 years by the peoples of South America to sweeten teas and medicines, and as a sweet treat. It has recently become popular worldwide as a near-zero calorie alternative to sugar and does not raise blood insulin levels.

Stevia plant is small, sweet, leafy herb with slender, branched stems and flourish. Fantastic fast growing herb plant that makes a very good house plant. It has very sweet scented and flavoured leaves.

GROWING: Germination slow and erratic. Grow best in rich, well-drained soilless potting mixes incorporated with organic fertiliser and peat moss. Do not cover seeds as they are very fine and light is required for germination. Seedlings emerge 7 to 21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, you can transplant them into 8 – 10cm diameter pots. Stevia grows well in full sun, with afternoon shade in hot climates. Do not over water. It is best to harvest stevia plants just prior to flowering, as the flower can impart an unpleasant flavour to the leaves.

SOWING: Stevia can also be sown in Jiffy. When the roots of the plant start to emerge through the Jiffy, place the whole Jiffy and plant, into its permanent position.

  • OVERVIEW: Grow stevia in pots or in the vegetable garden. 
  • Stevia is herbaceous perennial shrub grown for its leaves.
  • The Stevia leaf extract is a plant-based zero calorie sugar alternative.
  • The growing worldwide demand for high potency sweeteners, particularly natural sweeteners has of late attracted people’s attention to grow the herb.

甜叶菊是菊科、属多年生草本植物。 原产于南美巴拉圭和巴西交界的高山草地。

喜在温暖湿润的环境中生长,对光敏感。叶含菊糖苷6-12%,是一种低热量、高甜度的天然甜味剂,是食品及药品工业的原料之一。

甜叶菊所含的卡路里很低,食用后几乎不会产生过多的热量,因此常被用来制作儿童的饮料和糖果,不但会保护儿童的牙齿,还会避免儿童肥胖。除此之外,甜叶菊的主要成分甜菊糖苷能有效地提高人体免疫力,降低血压、控制血糖等作用。