A Case for Stevia: Sugar’s Link to Obesity and Hypertension

1990s & beyond

Stevia continues to gain popularity for its benefits and is currently cultivated and used in approximately 10 other countries outside South America, including China, Germany, Malaysia, Israel, South Korea and…


After studying and establishing its safety, stevia use became prevalent in Japan’s commercial food production following its approval for use in 1970 by a consortium of food-product manufacturers.

Early 1900s

Stevia is described by Bertoni in Botanical journal. 1908. first crop harvested, 1931. French chemists isolated stevioside. Stevioside is the pure white crystalline extract that gives stevia its amazing sweet…