Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stevia Review & Comparison

Before I started this diet two months ago I had heard of stevia, but had only tried in once years ago.  I didn't like the taste, and I hadn't tried it since.  I've used Splenda quite a lot, until about a year ago, when I heard somewhere that sugar was better for you than Splenda and I quit buying it.

When I changed my diet in August I started doing lots of research, and everything I read said that stevia was the way to go.  In Natalia Rose's Detox for Women, she recommends NuNaturals Pure Liquid stevia.  I went to a health food store where I lived & they didn't have NuNaturals, so I bought Sweet Leaf stevia.  I tried it on my favorite buckwheat cereal, and it was yucky, just like I remembered.

Later that week I was able to buy some NuNaturals at a different store, and it was WAY better.  It doesn't have a strange after taste to it.   I decided to save the NuNaturals for me, and then use the other for my family (who didn't know any better).  The first time I tried it on them, though, they hated it, too.  Oh well. 

So I recommend NuNaturals Alcohol Free Stevia.  I've used the liquid and the powder, and they are both good.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Sweet Leaf stevia?  I give 1 out of 5 stars.  I tried the regular flavor, but they have a variety you can choose from, i.e. vanilla, root beer, maple, chocolate, etc.


  1. They sell stevia plant starts in some of the mail order catalogs, but they are sweetleaf stevia plants...I didn't know there was a difference... Anyway, you could grow your own! :)It always looks like a house plant when I see it in the catalog.

  2. Hmmm. Interesting. I hadn't even heard of eating it this way. I'm hoping to start growing my own herbs this spring, and this will be on my list!