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Stevia rebaudiana

  • History

    Stevia has been used for centuries in American Indian folk medicine. The Guarani Indians called it "ka'a eirete" which can be translated as "like honey leaf". Stevia is characterized by its very potent sweetening properties.

  • Location

    Stevia leaves used in extract come from China

  • Melvita's Commitment

    As stevia is a sugar-free sweetener, it is often chosen as an ingredient in natural toothpastes. It also has antioxidant, tonifying and soothing qualities that are attributed to the presence of flavonoids. It is rich in glycosides which also give it softening, conditioning and moisturizing properties.