Kal Pure Stevia Organic -- 2.5 oz
this is NOT a sweetener
I have been using stevia for over 10 years now and have tried many different kinds so I know it well. Not sure what this is supposed to be but it does not sweeten AT ALL! Stick with the regular extract if you want to use it as a sweetener. Not really sure what anyone would use this for.
April 17, 2015
Why does KAL always have to mess with a good thing
Still on the hunt to find a Stevia as good as KAL Pure Stevia extract used to be before they started adding Maltodextrin in the ingredients. This ones ingredients seem right on however, it just doesn't match what I was hoping for as far as sweetness and aftertaste. No comparison in taste to the awesome product they used to have. Wish they would listen to what the customers really want. The reason people use Stevia is to replace sugar. What makes you think adding Maltodextrin (aka corn sugar) would even make sense. Please bring back the awesome product you used to have in which the other ingredients read, NONE. It was by far the best Stevia out there.... Very sweet and no unpleasant aftertaste!
April 14, 2015
I really like this stevia, the best tasting around!!!! The price is so low compared to other avenues!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 6, 2014
I will stick with the pure stevia extract, and the liquid stevia. This green stevia tastes weird, and not sweet at all.
July 26, 2014
Make Stevia easier to use
I found information on how to make a liquid sweetener from dried, organic stevia. I am excited so I will purchase the Vitacost brand and then make my liquid: You can make a water based Stevia Extract by combining 1/4 oz dried whole or crushed Stevia leaves or 1/4 oz ground leaves with 1 cup of boiling distilled water. Allow to stand overnight, strain, then store in the refrigerator.
You can also make an alcohol based extract using pure USP grain alcohol (or Brandy or Scotch.) Combine the dried whole, crushed or ground Stevia leaves with the alcohol and allow the mixture stand for 24 hours. Strain & then dilute to taste using distilled water. The alcohol content itself can be reduced by very slowly heating (not boiling) the extract & allowing the alcohol to evaporate off.
Water extracts will not be a sweet as the alcohol extracts. Either liquid extract can be cooked down & concentrated into a syrup. Use a dropper to measure out the desired amount of product for either type of extract.
April 21, 2014