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Re: Stevia rebaudiana


> Interesting 
> that it is not approved here, but used quite a bit 
> elsewhere in the world. 

Oh, come on, Donna.  Think "sugar lobby", think "chemical sweeener lobby".

Kitty
-------------- Original message -------------- 

> I had to do a google image search as I didn't know 
> this plant. 
> 
> The one site claimed it is sweetest right before it 
> flowers... but that really doesn't answer your 
> questions. 
> 
> So are you using it as a sugar subsitute? Interesting 
> that it is not approved here, but used quite a bit 
> elsewhere in the world. 
> 
> Donna 
> 
> --- Bonnie & Bill Morgan 
> wrote: 
> 
> > I brought my Stevia rebaudiana (Sweet Stevia/Sugar 
> > Plant) indoors since it 
> > prefers non-freezing temperatures and now it is 
> > blooming tiny little white 
> > blossoms. I love the delicate flowers, but will 
> > letting it bloom send the 
> > plant into decline or cause the leaves to loose 
> > their sweetness? Should I 
> > nip the buds off? Or let them bloom? 
> > 
> > Blessings, 
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> > 
> > 
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