Stevia Leaves – Organically processed and naturally dried
₹150.00 – ₹260.00
- Organically farmed
- Naturally dried
- Substitute of sugar
- Sweeter than sugar
- Preferred by health conscious people
Stevia leaves are more effective sweetener than sugar. If you want to add in any food recipe sweetness, color, moisture, caramelization, aroma and volume, use stevia in conjunction with a thickener or bulk ingredient. To get the best result, it is advisable to process the dried leaves into a form suited for the application.
Ground stevia works well in baked goods. Stevia extract provides a boost to glazes, and stevia syrup works as a finishing ingredient.
ADOPT THE PROCESS AS PER CHOICE
PROCESS 1: POWDER
Step 1: Rinse the stevia leaves in cold water and lay them flat on paper towels. Pat the moisture from leaves and let them sit out for a few minutes.
Step 2: Break off any stems.
Step 3: Grind the dried stevia leaves to powder using a spice grinder.
Step 4: Take out the dry powder as per your requirement. Approximately 1 table spoon of grinded powder of stevia is equal to one Cup of Sugar. Further one can add or reduce as per taste.
Note: When you add Stevia, it will give dark brown coffee color.
PROCESS 2: LIQUID USING RO WATER
Step 1: Rinse the stevia leaves and remove any stems.
Step 2: Pat the leaves dry and crush them by hand into a food container or jar.
Tip: Use 1/4 cup of crushed stevia leaves not powder for 1 cup of simple syrup.
Step 3: Cover the stevia leaves with 1 cup of RO water. Steep the leaves at room temperature for 48 hours.
Step 4: Strain the syrup through a sieve lined with cheesecloth.
Add the stevia syrup for taste to drinks, sauces, glazes or any other liquid that needs sweetening at the finish. You can boil the syrup for 10 minutes to make it thicker.
You will be left over with coffee color liquid ready to use.
PROCESS 3: LIQUID USING ALCOHOL
Step 1: Rinse the dried leaves in cold water and let them dry on paper towels.
Step 2: Break the stems off and crush the leaves in your hand. Put the crushed leaves (not powder) in a glass jar.
Step 3: Cover the stevia with vodka and seal the jar. Keep the jar in a cupboard for 36 hours or Maximum 2 days.
Step 4: Strain the vodka through a mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth, into a saucepan.
Step 5: Reduce the extract on the stove over low heat until syrupy, about 15 minutes. The Alcohol will evaporate. You will be left with dark coffee color syrup ready to use.
Storage: LIQUID PREPARED BY ANY OF ABOVE METHOD
Transfer the extract to a dark bottle that has a dropper (Use stevia extract by the drop). Keep the extract in a dark pantry or cupboard until you’re ready to use it.
Suggested Dosage: Substitute 2 drops of extract per teaspoon of sugar; substitute 6 drops of extract per tablespoon of sugar; substitute 1 teaspoon of extract for 1 cup of sugar.
Stevia extract and simple syrup keeps for 30 days. Store extract in a dark place, such as a cupboard, and store syrup in the refrigerator.
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