Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: zevia

What is stevia? It's always a truism that the best things in nature have been used by somebody around the world for centuries, even millennia; they just needed re-discovering by the wider world. This couldn't be more true of stevia. Stevia is a small shrub that is a member of Asteraceae family of plants, more commonly referred to as the "sunflower family." The scientific name for stevia is stevia rebaudiana.

The native peoples of Paraguay have known about the stevia plant for centuries and have employed it to sweeten their beverages for many generations. They have valued its incredible sweetness for a long time. The rest of the world only really "discovered" stevia at the end of the 19th century, through the efforts of the Swiss Dr. Moises Santiago Bertoni, from the University of Ascuncion, who in 1899 received a sample of stevia leaf from a colleague. He named it Stevia Rebaudiana, after the Paraguayan chemist Rebaudi, who later became the first person to isolate the naturally sweet compounds contained therein. Read more

Christina's Voice:
The Grapefruit citrus is delicious. this all natural soda, put diet cokes 6ft under. In other saying This Zevia is a great product. I love that it has no sugar ( which you can't tell) ZERO calories. I absolutely can't wait to try the other Zevia drinks.

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