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ste·vi·a

 (stē′vē-ə, stĕv′ē-ə)
n.
1. Any of various American plants of the genus Stevia of the composite family, especially the perennial S. rebaudiana, native to Paraguay, whose leaves contain sweet-tasting glycosides.
2. Any of various extracts derived from the leaves of S. rebaudiana, used as noncaloric sweeteners and flavoring agents.

[New Latin Stevia, genus name, after Petrus Jacobus Stevus, originally Pedro Jaime Esteve (c. 1500-1556), Spanish botanist and the first European to investigate the plants.]

stevia

(ˈstiːvɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Stevia, of tropical and subtropical America, esp S. rebaudiana, cultivated for its sweet leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: named after Pedro Jaime Esteve (1500–56), Spanish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stevia - any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers; Central and South America
genus Stevia - genus of shrubs and herbs of tropical and warm Americas
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.stevia - any plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia
genus Piqueria, Piqueria - small genus of tropical American perennial herbs or subshrubs with white to pale yellow flowers; often included in genus Stevia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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stevia

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The development of new varieties of Stevia rebaudiana with higher levels of rebaudioside A than stevioside is desirable for use as a sugar substitute.
Stevioside, a natural sweetener and a diterpene glycoside extracted from Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) has been used as an anti-hyperglycemic agent for the treatment of diabetes for decades.
com)-- Stevia, a natural and low-calorie sweetener is extracted from an herbaceous plant called Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni.
Made from the leaves of the stevia rebaudiana plant.
Steviamine, a new indolizidine alkaloid from Stevia rebaudiana.
Eurostevia has an agreement with Stevia Rebaudiana of Sunfruits Ltd from India whose owner and CEO Shivraj Bhosle, visited Cyprus last week along with the director of Eurostevia Greece Nicos Papas.
48) The particular species used as a sweetener, Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, was named after botanist Moises Santiago Bertoni, who "rediscovered" stevia and scientifically classified the plant in 1899, describing its sweet taste in detail.
SteviaSweet RA98 contains 98 percent minimum Rebaudioside A (RebA), derived from the South American Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which has intense sweetness and a superlative flavour--with minimal caloric contribution.
SteviaSweet RA98 contains 98% minimum Rebaudioside A (Reb A), derived from the South American Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which has intense sweetness and a superlative flavor--with minimal caloric contribution.
The DIVTOB and the CoAlTa-Project on diversification of Tobacco farms identified Stevia rebaudiana as one of the most promising economic opportunities for the traditional small Tobacco family farms (2-10 ha total farm area) in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
It is also worthwhile drawing attention to glycyrrhizin, mogrosides (purified from Luo Han Guo fruit) and of course the recently EU regulatory approved steviol glycosides (from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves).
The focus shifts in subsequent chapters pertaining to particular plants and their uses, including legumes, artemesia, poppies, ginger, turmeric, ginseng, coffee, mint, aloe vera, and Stevia rebaudiana, among others.