WHAT IS STEVIA REBAUDIANA?
Stevia is a sweetener extracted from the Stevia plant leaves. Stevia rebaudiana, as the plant is called, comes from South America, where it has been used to sweeten food and drink for several generations.
Steviol glycosides, as a sweetener called, sweetens about 300 times as much as regular sugar, but contains almost no calories (energy).
The use of this natural sweetener was authorized in the EU in 2011.