Refined sugar is incredibly harmful. For this reason, people are looking for healthy alternatives. There are many low-calorie sweeteners on the market, but most of them are artificial. However, there are a few natural sweeteners out there that taste just as good. One of these is stevia, a sweetener that has become immensely popular in recent years. Stevia is a 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener with a number of health benefits. Stevia is a green, leafy plant that is native to South America. It has been used for medicinal purposes for many centuries. The plant has also been bred for its strong, sweet flavor and used as a sweetener. However, the refined stevia sweeteners used today often don’t resemble the whole stevia plant at all. The whole or crushed naturally green stevia leaves are full of beneficial minerals in their unrefined state. Often you are getting an extract (either liquid or powder), or a refined version of the plant’s isolated sweet compounds. That is why this EM stevia is the best in town!