Posts Contributed By "By Muhammad Shahzad Latif and Anum Safdar"

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  • Stevia - as a natural sweetener & therapeutic agent

    Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni - a perennial semi-shrub plant species belonging to the genus Stevia, classified in Asteraceae family, has its origin from South America. The plant is well-known for its leaves to be rich in natural sweet compounds steviol glycosides, which are 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Thousand years ago, Paraguay natives and Brazilians extensively used the leaves of this small herbaceous plant to sweeten their bitter drinks, tea and medicines. Gurani Indians of South America had also widely used this plant for more than fifteen centuries. This plant was first de…Read More