For long time readers of Low Carb Kitty, you may be familiar with the ingredient of liquid stevia. Not just liquid stevia, but NuNaturals’ liquid stevia. But I had never done a post dedicated to this fantastic product until now. So finally! A NuNaturals Stevia review. And to ‘sweeten the deal’ (hardee har har), NuNaturals has generously offered an amazing prize to FOUR winners!!
NuNaturals Stevia Review
What is stevia, you might ask? Stevis is a genus in the plant family, and the species known as Stevia rebaudiana has very sweet tasting leaves (and is commonly just referred to as ‘stevia’). The sweetness is extracted from the leaves and has become a common sweetener and sugar substitute. Stevia has a very low glycemic index (won’t cause a blood sugar spike) and in liquid form is zero carbs.
Is stevia safe? Yes, not only is it safe (here is a link to the wiki article that cites all the studies backing that up) it actually has GOOD side effects. It is especially beneficial for diabetics and you can read more about that here on NuNaturals.com!
I heard stevia is bitter? Yes, some liquid stevias do have a bitter aftertaste. Why I like NuNaturals’ liquid stevia more than others is they seem to have gotten rid of that icky bitter aftertaste. I use it in a lot of my baking and add it to my coffee every single day. I have never had anyone complain about a ‘bitter’ after taste with a baked good made with stevia.
Is it gluten free? Yes, all the NuNaturals Stevia are gluten free.
How much do you need to use? Liquid stevia is super concentrated so you do not need much to make something sweet. It looks like a small bottle but one small bottle lasts me at least 3 months. Note, that is three months of being used every single day in my coffee and at least once a week in baked goods. I use about 5 – 8 drops in my coffee so one bottle can last you a LONG time.
Is the powdered the same as the liquid? Powdered stevia will have about 1 carb per serving (packet) and will be mixed with another agent, such as maltodextrin, which acts as a bulkening agent. I generally prefer liquid stevia but I keep the powdered stevia packets on my desk at work when I make tea.
Another reason I love NuNaturals is because they have an ALCOHOL FREE version of their stevia. The scent/taste of alcohol causes me to be ill. While I can tolerate say, small doses of vanilla extract in a baked good, I can not tolerate adding something with an alcohol taste/scent to my coffee. No icky alcohol scent with NuNaturals’ alcohol free stevia nor an after taste! In comparison, Trader Joe’s liquid stevia is 11% alcohol and the smell slaps you in the face when you open the bottl. The alcohol free version is also perfect for anyone that has a strict religious tolerance regarding alcohol.
Another awesome thing is that NuNaturals has flavored stevias, such as vanilla liquid stevia (which I used in the pumpkin pie) and orange extract liquid stevia (which went perfectly with the sugar free cranberry sauce).
OK I’m sure you are sick of my rambling on and on. If you can’t tell, I’m a fan and have been for over a year and use this product EVERY DAY.
The Give Away
NuNaturals will provide FOUR winners with the EACH of the following products:
- 1 bottle of Lemon Stevia
- 1 bottle of Vanilla Stevia
- 1 bottle of Peppermint flavored Stevia
- 1 50 count box of the NuStevia White Stevia Powder Packets
The above products are linked if you want to check out details and/or purchase them now to give them a try.
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FOUR winners will be chosen next week.
To learn more about NuNaturals and their products, check out their site at NuNaturals.com. You can get a discount of 15% off your entire order if you enter BLG1213 at check out. This check out code is effective until 12/31/2013 and you can get free shipping if your order is over $35 after the discount is applied.