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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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10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stevia, a plant, which botanists confirm can produce sugar 300 times sweeter than cane sugar, will earn the country hundreds of millions of dollars on just 1000 hectares, where 600 metric tons can be harvested.
SGF), the leading global producer of premium stevia extracts, today announced the company was granted a product patent pertaining to Reb D stevia glycosides combinations -- which offers customers an improved tasting stevia, particularly when combined with other steviol glycosides.
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com)-- Stevia, a natural and low-calorie sweetener is extracted from an herbaceous plant called Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni.
During the 2014 growing season the Company supported the USDA IR-4 program implementing Stevia crop safety trials located at several sites that included a variety of important herbicides commonly used in the Western United States.
Worldwide sales of stevia have increased by about 14% in 2014, to 4,670 tons, bringing the natural sweetener's overall market value to approximately $336 million, according to a new study from Zenith International.
When used as an ingredient, typically called stevia leaf or stevia leaf extract, but may also appear as steviol glycosides, rebiana, rebaudioside A, reb A (or D, F, M, or X), or stevioside.
Major beverage companies in particular are rapidly adopting stevia, and Coca-Cola has recently launched their first stevia cola drink, Coke Life, in Argentina that is sweetened with stevia and has half the calories of the original.
It is currently estimated that 70% or more of the cost of Reb A stevia extract is directly attributable to the cost of stevia leaf production, and the cost of stevia leaf extract has increased considerably due to a shortage of leaf supply.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PureCircle, the leading global producer and marketer of high-quality stevia products, released the industry's first comprehensive sustainability report today.
Stevia has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity on a global scale over the past six years.
Stevia sweetened dark chocolate produced by Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business has won an award at ISM 2013 in Cologne.