Stevia contains a substance called stevios or steviol which has a greater sweetening power than sugar. Stevia is used as an alternative sweetener to sugar. In recent years the stevia plant and the sweeteners derived from its leaves have attracted attention due to the increased demand for low-sugar and low-calorie foods.
The leaves of the Stevia plant and the sweeteners derived from it have multiple sweetness from sugar, do not provide energy (calories) and do not contain carbohydrates. The pure natural Stevia is a plant with intense green leaves like mint and we find it on the market as a fresh plant and as a dried leaf.