Can you eat chocolate and do good for the world at the same time?
What if I told you there is a sweetener that is healthy for you, and that you can eat with a good conscience. Well, did you know there is a leaf, carefully farmed in the green fields of Paraguay, called Stevia. The health benefits of Stevia are quite impressive; no calories, 100% natural and it even suites diabetics, as stevia has no effect on your blood sugar. But it doesn’t stop there. Stevia is also 300 times sweeter than sugar, so you need to use less, which means saving land and water resources. It goes without saying that this benefits the environment.
The Stevia plantations enable hundreds of farmers in Paraguay to have a sustainable business to be proud of. The sustainable Stevia market in Paraguay is not only about making as much money you can out of a mass produced sweetener, but to deliver a healthy organic product to the world and do good at the same time.
Where does this magic Stevia come from then, you might wonder. Well, the native Guaraní people have used this herb for ages as a tea sweetener and treatment for various ailments. Of course the sugar industry has spoken very quietly about this healthier alternative. But now I’m telling you and we can spread the word together.
If you are still not convinced, I will tell you the name of the plant, Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni. Have you ever heard a more beautiful name for an ingredient before?
So, the next time you crave for a nibble of chocolate, choose one with Stevia. It’s good for you, for the people and for the planet.