Take New Zero Calorie Natural Sweetener With a Grain of Salt
Mixed reviews on the eat-all-the-sweets you-want front. A purified extract of a plant, stevia was recently given a clean bill of health by the FDA. It’s now classified as GRAS, a “generally recognized as safe” general purpose sweetener for food. With 30-45 times the sweetness of sucrose, stevia has been available for years as a dietary supplement in health food stores, but its classification as an herbal supplement limited food manufacturers from using it widely in prepared foods. Expect it to hit the market as the new ‘natural’ no-calorie sweetener.
There’s a lot of good here: Stevia has no cal...Read More