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  • Pretty soon, your stevia could be corn

    So, apparently Cargill is developing a process to produce stevia from corn - the stevia leaf being superfluous.

    New Method Of Producing Stevia May Challenge The Entire $10 Billion Sugar Substitute Market : Article


  • #2
    This is such a waste. Clearly corn can be made into anything so they should work on turning corn into gold.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kegas76 View Post
      This is such a waste. Clearly corn can be made into anything so they should work on turning corn into gold.
      Lol, I 2nd that idea *nodnod*
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      • #4
        That's actually a very interesting article you've linked to.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          Thanks for posting that. Even though just reading the title made my hair stand on end and I yelled the MF word at my computer screen. Knowledge is power.

          I could probably be used to coffee with no sweetener in 10 days. And go back to something "real" for the only other thing I use sweetener for which is curry dishes.
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          • #6
            Yeah, this article made me think that even the 'real' real stevia is inferior to honey when you have to have to add sweetener.
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            • #7
              god forbid people just grow the stevia plant to make stevia sweetener and leave the corn to cows and bbqs
              beautiful
              yeah you are

              Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Leida View Post
                Yeah, this article made me think that even the 'real' real stevia is inferior to honey when you have to have to add sweetener.
                That's because Honey has a nutrient profile and Stevia doesn't....

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                • #9
                  BINGO. I have some in my backyard herb box.
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                  • #10
                    I actually grew a stevia plant this year, but I have no idea what to do with it. Ideas?
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                    • #11
                      Dry the leaves, put them in a jar of vodka for 24-36 hours and make stevia extract
                      beautiful
                      yeah you are

                      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                      lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Leida View Post
                        I actually grew a stevia plant this year, but I have no idea what to do with it. Ideas?
                        I had one once and put the leaves in iced tea - like mint! But I decided actual mint was better. (In case it wasn't clear, the stevia didn't taste like mint just a little sweet leaf).

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                        • #13
                          I think I should buy some stock in Cargill.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Leida View Post
                            I actually grew a stevia plant this year, but I have no idea what to do with it. Ideas?
                            You can make your own stevia extract. There are instructions online.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                              Dry the leaves, put them in a jar of vodka for 24-36 hours and make stevia extract
                              This is good cause then when people ask why you are putting vodka in your coffee you can just say it's homemade stevia.

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