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So much of our diet is based on European heritage.In our major cities this has been rapidly changing with the influx of people from the Middle East, Asia and now Africa.
With them has come a huge range of unfamiliar herbs and spices. These are making their way,albeit slowly, from the specialist food shops to major suprmarkets and progressively into the nurseries and garden centres.
At the same time we are seeing many “wonder plants” from Central and South America. One of these is Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) or Sugar Plant. This little gem is reported to be 30 times sweeter than sugar, easier to grow and has no calories or ant affect on blood sucrose levels making it a positive for diabectics.
Stevia should be planted in a warm spot in the garden, It is best grown in large pots close to the kitchen and protected from cold in the winter. It is best to harvest leaves as needed or just prior to flowering for drying.
Stevia leaves are excellent for sweetening herbal teas and should simply be picked and used fresh. They can also be added to yur favourite salad dressing, salad or dessert.