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Dianne Oelberger says ...
how does a green plant become a white powder..... lots of chemicals in the processing of it. Really? Whole foods shoe know better.
01/21/2013 11:28:01 AM CST
Belinda says ...
I jus start using it it is good.
01/25/2013 9:16:46 PM CST
Janelle says ...
Thanks for the info! I am currently doing my own research before phasing out sugar and introducing Stevia.
01/28/2013 11:54:04 PM CST
Linda Gourash says ...
Hi, I have been using the 365 Brand of vanilla flavored stevia extract. I want to know what you use for the "natural vanilla flavoring"? Is it vanilla bean or some other source, like Beaver? Thanks
01/30/2013 4:37:14 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LINDA - Thanks for asking! You can rest assured that our 365 Vanilla Flavor is just vanilla, water and alcohol. It does not contain Castoreum.
01/31/2013 5:15:22 PM CST
Mark says ...
Just started using stevia recently, love it. Used it in my plant based protien drink today which I make with almond milk. Generaly is very bland but stevia made it enjoyable.
02/10/2013 8:45:23 AM CST
PL says ...
Stevia is wonderful and it is good for you.
02/10/2013 5:19:52 PM CST
Kim says ...
I wonder how much processing it takes to get it into powder form? Wouldn't it be more "natural" if left in it's leaf form. You could brew it in your tea, but maybe not use it as if it were sugar, which it isn't, it's a green leafy plant. Truvia, sounds processed.
02/15/2013 5:14:09 AM CST
Don Parsons says ...
Do you carry Stevia in 8 oz. containers?
02/28/2013 8:20:03 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DON - Most of our stores should have a an 8oz. option but check with your local store to make sure!
03/01/2013 2:23:16 PM CST
Donna Champion says ...
Whole Foods introduced me to pure Stevia powder many years ago. Since leaving IL, I have been unable to find the same quality. I still use Stevia powder and buy it in one ounce packs from another source. With the Stevia I originally found at Whole Foods, it never would have taken 1/4 tsp. to sweeten a 20 oz. cup of coffee, but it's still better than the alternatives.
05/15/2013 10:11:12 AM CDT
Debbie South Amboy N.J. says ...
I use it all the time.Great in dishes that call for sugar use the same amount called for.I use a little less so it's not so sweet.I drink about 20 cups of green tea a day never had a problem it also has a lot of good benifits like one being it helps depression and stress.Read up on it in the health food section it's good.Be creative this one is a good one.
05/29/2013 10:49:18 PM CDT
Elena benjamin says ...
Are the Stevia products in th whole foods market raw stevia or stevia extracts?. I heard that US do not import Stevia raw products just only the extracts. Are the raw products in the markets are locally produced? Thank you for your information.
05/30/2013 3:09:55 PM CDT
Debbie Elliott says ...
Does Whole Foods carry NuStevia? The regular Stevia leaves an after taste to me.
05/30/2013 7:45:49 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELENA - Since the products in our stores vary, I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see what they carry and can find out about the Stevia.
06/03/2013 11:59:39 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEBBIE - While that is often a product most of our stores carry, our products do vary between locations. Check with your local store to see if they carry this particular brand!
06/03/2013 12:11:43 PM CDT
qayum says ...
i have stevia powder. i like to marketing of this.
06/26/2013 11:07:59 PM CDT
KENNETH JOHNSON says ...
IVE NEVER TRIED IT BUT WANT TO,I HAVE BEEN USING ASPARTAME AND I THINK IT AFFECTING MY INSIDES. WHERE CAN I FIND STEVIA AT FASTES AND CLOSEST I LIVE IN CONWAY S.C. DOES IT SELL IN WAL MARTS AND IGA.S
07/04/2013 1:58:01 PM CDT
Sandra says ...
I grow my own Stevia in my garden. I live in Central Florida. I have enough Stevia to last me the rest of my life, as long as the plant does not die.
07/21/2013 8:01:48 PM CDT
Laura says ...
Never been able to tolerate any of the sugar substitutes, to the point of extreme headaches and malaise. I've been super hesitant to try anything, but I tried Stevia actually by accident, and it didn't seem to cause any side effects, but the aftertaste was the same, for me, and like I said, I'm extremely sensitive to all sugar substitutes. The aftertaste is enough to create a doubt, it's as strong as any sugar substitute out there, but so far, no aches or malaise. Maybe someone can explain the aftertaste that's too similar to that of the fake sugar substitutes.
08/10/2013 1:56:37 PM CDT
Rev. David says ...
Do you carry Stevia Extract (liquid)? Please advise
08/11/2013 5:19:23 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@REV. DAVID - Our products vary between stores so check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
08/12/2013 12:50:56 PM CDT
Maril says ...
I found a stevia plant at the nursery and was growing it all summer. It is bountiful now and I want to harvest it. I am wondering how to use the whole leaves. Do I just pick some leaves and add it to my tea? Dry them? Crush them? freeze them? please advise.
09/11/2013 8:21:32 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARIL - I found this great resource for info on harvesting the stevia plant: http://www.stevia.com/Stevia_article/Growing_Your_Own_Stevia/8077.
09/12/2013 4:41:44 PM CDT
Joy says ...
Yes, I love stevia and use it in beverages and a number of recipes. I like that fact that it does not spike my blood sugar. The brand I like is Nature's Stevia from http://www.naturesstevia.com. They have 25 different natural flavors to choose from.
10/01/2013 5:05:19 PM CDT

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