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Stevia TipsStevia Rebaudiana is commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia. It is a genus of about 240 speices of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family, native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America.
Stevia is widely grown for its sweet leaves. The leaves of stevia have 30-45 times the sweetness of table sugar, yet the water extract from the leaves containing steviol glycoside, mainly stevioside and rebaudioside, is 250-300 times sweeter than table sugar. The stevia extract powder is zero calorie, heat stable, pH stable, and non-fermentable.
Thus stevia, especially stevia extract powder, has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Stevia was used for its sweetness in medicine or tea by natives in South America for centuries. Its extract has been widely used as a sweetener in Japan since 1971, and it is also available as a sweeter in Australia, New Zealand and China. In the United States, Rebiana is generally recognized as safe as of December 2008, and stevia is also recognized as a dietary supplement.
Stevia also has shown promise benefits in medical research for such conditions as obesity and high blood pressure. Stevia has negligible effect on blood glucose, therefore it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
This stevia extract 90% standardized white powder provided in our store contains 90% steviol glycoside with desirable sweet taste, and is 250 times sweeter than table sugar. There is not any additive or filler inside. All are naturally extracted from stevia leaves, and fresh enough for use.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) TipsAscorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is one of the most important and most widely used Vitamins. It was first discovered by sailor in the 18th century by who realized that they could avoid scurvy by sucking on lemons and limes. Scurvy is a disease caused by a serious deficiency of Vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid is found in nature in many different foods. Citrus fruits are rich in Ascorbic acid. There is also an abundance of Ascorbic acid in plants such as rosehips, which are known to have sixty times more Ascorbic acid than any citrus fruit, 2 to 2.5 grams of Ascorbic acid per 100 grams. It can also be found in certain animals. However, human beings cannot synthesize their own Ascorbic acid, it must be obtained from an outside source. Ascorbic acid is used up more rapidly during times of stress.
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) has many health benefits, but it is probably best known as a cell protector, immunity booster and powerful antioxidant. It is a highly versatile and health-enhancing nutrient and is active throughout the body. Ascorbic acid supports healthy immune function, healthy cardiovascular function, and healthy brain function. It is essential for the production of collagen, and proper adrenal gland function, and is important for gum health. Ascorbic acid strengthens blood vessels, increases iron absorption and Vitamin E absorption.
The Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) provided in our store is pure powder, without any additive or filler inside. The quality of the ascorbic acid powder complies U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) quality standard, i.e., pharmaceutical quality grade. It was fermented from grain. 1/4 teaspoon of this Vitamin C powder is about 1 gram (1000 milligram). It can be used as a food additive, and as an ingredient of dietary supplement, skin care product, and any other proper purpose.
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