In our sweet dishes white sugar is usually added to increase the sweetness, which is bad for health. According to modern research, white sugar is undoubtedly a sweet poison. This is why in many countries, white sugar has been replaced by sweeteners such as molasses, brown sugar, and honey. But did you know that sugar also comes from a plant called stevia, which is definitely not harmful to health?
The leaves of the plant are crushed and dried, and then bloom. They are then ground and stored in powder form. This powder is 300 times sweeter than ordinary white sugar and surprisingly contains little or no starch (carbohydrates) and calories.
According to a study, ordinary white sugar has a higher calorie content, while stevia leaves have a lower calorie content.
It also contains minerals, protein, and multiple vitamins. White sugar is made from sugar cane or sugar through chemical treatment, and stevia leaves are rich in natural sweeteners.
Health experts say that stevia leaves are the best and safest alternative to sugar. Its leaves can prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, dental and gastrointestinal diseases, and many other diseases.
Stevia leaves have a bactericidal effect, which can reduce inflammation and enhance immunity.
Paraguay is the only country in the world that is used as stevia leaves, and in certain areas of Brazil, South Korea, Japan, China, and South America, Paraguay is the only country. Yes. In 1990, the United States banned the use of stevia leaves, but after continuous research, in 2008,
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally allowed the use of these leaves
This is why stevia leaf powder is used in everyday products in many countries (including the United States), such as beverages, chocolate, chewing gum, and bakery products. The distinguishing feature of these leaves is that they are completely harmless compared with white sugar, and their sweetness is many times higher, thereby reducing production costs.
Stevia cultivation in Pakistan started in 2003.
These sites are being studied from all angles, including the Ayub Agricultural-Farm hosted by Faisalabad Agricultural University, but unfortunately, no government has proposed specific solutions to the importance and practicality of stevia leaves. Unable to take action. If the current government pays full attention to the use of stevia leaves to make healthy sugar so that people can drink sugar without any side effects by adding sugar to sweet dishes, beverages, tea, and coffee, that would be a good choice.