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  1. #1
    Steve B Guest

    Default Stevia?

    Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.

    Any users, and opinions?

    Steve



  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Jan 21, 12:39*pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    > Anyone use it? *My wife got some. *Says it has been highly popular inJapan
    > for years. * Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >
    > Any users, and opinions?
    >
    > Steve


    I use stevia. There are lots of different brands. I don't
    particularly like licorise and stevia can have a marked licorise
    flavor. The brand I've found I like the most is Stevia In The Raw,
    made by the same company that makes Sugar in The Raw.
    I use it mostly to sweeten tea, etc.

  3. #3
    heyjoe Guest

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    On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:39:16 -0800, Steve B wrote:

    > Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >
    > Any users, and opinions?
    >
    > Steve


    Not all Stevia is created equal - some brands and forms are better than
    others. Although in pretty much all of it - a little bit goes a long way
    (not sure if that is accurate for "Truvia"; have only tasted a couple of
    packets and the ingredients list led me to think it was more filler than
    stevia, possibly to make it analagous to sugar).

    The stuff I use, NOW brand of stevia extract powder, has a slight licorice
    after taste. Not noticeable in most uses, but with some delicate
    applications, eg. weak green tea, you can taste the stevia.

    --
    "I jotted down three names: Julia Child, Mr. Wizard and Monty Python"
    A. Brown

  4. #4
    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Jan 21, 1:02*pm, heyjoe <sam...@example.invalid> wrote:
    > On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:39:16 -0800, Steve B wrote:
    > > Anyone use it? *My wife got some. *Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > > for years. * Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.

    >
    > > Any users, and opinions?

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > Not all Stevia is created equal - some brands and forms are better than
    > others. Although in pretty much all of it - a little bit goes a long way
    > (not sure if that is accurate for "Truvia"; have only tasted a couple of
    > packets and the ingredients list led me to think it was more filler than
    > stevia, possibly to make it analagous to sugar).
    >
    > The stuff I use, NOW brand of stevia extract powder, has a slight licorice
    > after taste. *Not noticeable in most uses, but with some delicate
    > applications, eg. weak green tea, you can taste the stevia.
    >
    > --
    > "I jotted down three names: Julia Child, Mr. Wizard and Monty Python"
    > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * A. Brown


    Stevia In The Raw has a page that tells you what is in it and how it's
    made. I like the explanation of why the licorice
    flavor is absent with theirs.

    http://www.steviaextractintheraw.com/Our-Products.aspx

  5. #5
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > I use stevia. There are lots of different brands. I don't
    > particularly like licorise and stevia can have a marked licorise
    > flavor. The brand I've found I like the most is Stevia In The Raw,
    > made by the same company that makes Sugar in The Raw.
    > I use it mostly to sweeten tea, etc.
    >


    My sister likes Stevia so she planted some in her garden. She never
    mentioned how she would extract and purify the steviol glycosides from
    the leaves.


    Becca

  6. #6
    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Jan 21, 1:45*pm, Becca <be...@hal-pc.org> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    > > I use stevia. * There are lots of different brands. * I don't
    > > particularly like licorise and stevia can have a marked licorise
    > > flavor. *The brand I've found I like the most is Stevia In The Raw,
    > > made by the same company that makes Sugar in The Raw.
    > > I use it mostly to sweeten tea, etc.

    >
    > My sister likes Stevia so she planted some in her garden. *She never
    > mentioned how she would extract and purify the steviol glycosides from
    > the leaves.
    >
    > Becca


    LOL, Becca!! maybe she just plans to chew them?
    Maybe make tea?

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    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jan 21, 1:45 pm, Becca <be...@hal-pc.org> wrote:
    >
    >> My sister likes Stevia so she planted some in her garden. She never
    >> mentioned how she would extract and purify the steviol glycosides from
    >> the leaves.
    >>
    >> Becca
    >>

    >
    > LOL, Becca!! maybe she just plans to chew them?
    > Maybe make tea?
    >


    My sister is just a little nutty, so it is hard to tell. She also grew
    square cucumbers and a couple of giant pumpkins. lol Our gardens did
    not do well this year, it was too hot and dry in May and June, so many
    of the plants would not flower. :-( I hope we have better luck
    this year.


    Becca

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    lil abner Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    Steve B wrote:
    > Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >
    > Any users, and opinions?
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >

    I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.

  9. #9
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    On Jan 21, 2:43*pm, lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:
    > Steve B wrote:
    > > Anyone use it? *My wife got some. *Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > > for years. * Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.

    >
    > > Any users, and opinions?

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    > It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.


    If you only used it once, how in the world could it help with keeping
    your sugar levels down????

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    lil abner Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jan 21, 2:43 pm, lil abner <@daisey.mae> wrote:
    >> Steve B wrote:
    >>> Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    >>> for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >>> Any users, and opinions?
    >>> Steve

    >> I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    >> It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.

    >
    > If you only used it once, how in the world could it help with keeping
    > your sugar levels down????

    Years of dealing with controlling my gluclose numbers but one time is
    not enough, of course. Perhaps some others can comment with more use of
    Stevia.

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    Steve B Guest

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    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Jan 21, 12:39 pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    > Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >
    > Any users, and opinions?
    >
    > Steve


    I use stevia. There are lots of different brands. I don't
    particularly like licorise and stevia can have a marked licorise
    flavor. The brand I've found I like the most is Stevia In The Raw,
    made by the same company that makes Sugar in The Raw.
    I use it mostly to sweeten tea, etc.

    reply:

    That's what she got. I would have used it, but on morning coffee, I had
    already put my five spoons of sugar and lot of creamer in the mug, then had
    a shot before I was awake enough to realize I forgot it.

    Steve



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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    On Jan 21, 3:39*pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    > Anyone use it? *My wife got some. *Says it has been highly popular inJapan
    > for years. * Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >
    > Any users, and opinions?
    >
    > Steve


    I have two of the liquids - vanilla creme which I like in coffee, and
    lemon which I THOUGHT would make a nice lemonade. NO.

    A bottle lasts forever - I use four drops from the eyedropper
    applicator in the coffee.




  13. #13
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    lil abner wrote:
    > Steve B wrote:
    >> Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in
    >> Japan for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >>
    >> Any users, and opinions?
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>

    > I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    > It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.


    Do you think that maybe the carbohydrates in your cereal might have a
    bit to do with your sugar levels? If you don't, then maybe you need to
    see an educator.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Je▀us Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    said...
    :
    :Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    :for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    :
    :Any users, and opinions?

    It's quite an effective sweetener, but not suited to everything.
    It has it's own distinctive taste - hard to describe - more noticable in
    the dried leaves, whereas the refined white powder version is more
    neutral. It's well worth trying if you're after a healthy sugar
    substitute.

  15. #15
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    On Jan 21, 8:38*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > lil abner wrote:


    > > I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    > > It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.

    >
    > Do you think that maybe the carbohydrates in your cereal might have a
    > bit to do with your sugar levels? If you don't, then maybe you need to
    > see an educator.


    If he eats cereal all the time and usually sweetens it with artificial
    sweetener
    (or nothing), it would be easy to see what the immediate effect of
    stevia is.
    A later post of his says he's got years of experience in controlling
    his
    glucose numbers.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    --Bryan Guest

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    On Jan 21, 5:11*pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Jan 21, 12:39 pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in Japan
    > > for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.

    >
    > > Any users, and opinions?

    >
    > > Steve

    >
    > I use stevia. * There are lots of different brands. * I don't
    > particularly like licorise and stevia can have a marked licorise
    > flavor. *The brand I've found I like the most is Stevia In The Raw,
    > made by the same company that makes Sugar in The Raw.
    > I use it mostly to sweeten tea, etc.
    >
    > reply:
    >
    > That's what she got. *I would have used it, but on morning coffee, I had
    > already put my five spoons of sugar and lot of creamer in the mug, then had
    > a shot before I was awake enough to realize I forgot it.


    If you use non-dairy creamer in coffee, then you are hopeless anyway.
    >
    > Steve


    --Bryan

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    Steve B Guest

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    "--Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote

    If you use non-dairy creamer in coffee, then you are hopeless anyway.

    --Bryan

    Sez you. I like it.

    Steve



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    Steve B Guest

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    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0004b7dd$0$2259$[email protected]..
    > lil abner wrote:
    >> Steve B wrote:
    >>> Anyone use it? My wife got some. Says it has been highly popular in
    >>> Japan for years. Well, they eat raw squid and octopus, too.
    >>>
    >>> Any users, and opinions?
    >>>
    >>> Steve
    >>>

    >> I've used it once on cereal. It tasted fine.
    >> It didn't seem to help in keeping my sugar levels down.

    >
    > Do you think that maybe the carbohydrates in your cereal might have a bit
    > to do with your sugar levels? If you don't, then maybe you need to see an
    > educator.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder


    A person who knows how to monitor their blood levels is more educated than
    the average person, therefore I will always defer to their judgment.

    I have monitored my coumadin level for 8.5 years. That doesn't make me an
    expert, but it does put me a little ahead of the pack.

    What are your qualifications and experience with monitoring blood sugar
    levels?

    And the statement of using it "once" could mean that they used it over a
    period of time once, and not one single solitary event. That's how I would
    have written it, unless I was writing it for an English class essay.

    Steve



  19. #19
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    --Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jan 21, 5:11*pm, "Steve B" <deserttra...@fishmail.net> wrote:


    > > That's what she got. *I would have used it, but on morning coffee, I had
    > > already put my five spoons of sugar and lot of creamer in the mug, then had
    > > a shot before I was awake enough to realize I forgot it.

    >
    > If you use non-dairy creamer in coffee, then you are hopeless anyway.


    It's like drugs. One spoon of that white powder, and you're hooked for
    life. By next week, you'll be sleeping in the gutter, with a strong
    non-dairy creamer breath.

    It was nice to know you.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Stevia?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    > > Do you think that maybe the carbohydrates in your cereal might have a bit
    > > to do with your sugar levels? If you don't, then maybe you need to see an
    > > educator.


    > A person who knows how to monitor their blood levels is more educated than
    > the average person, therefore I will always defer to their judgment.
    >
    > I have monitored my coumadin level for 8.5 years. That doesn't make me an
    > expert, but it does put me a little ahead of the pack.



    > What are your qualifications and experience with monitoring blood sugar
    > levels?


    It can be done by a second grader. In fact, my wife has a friend who
    teaches second grade, and has had a couple of Type I diabetics in her
    class over the years. They test their blood sugar in class.
    Occasionally they will have a problem, raise their hand and ask
    permission to drink their juice or whatever they have, as their blood
    sugar is too low. The teacher will make a point of asking later if the
    blood sugar is OK now.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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