When I first discovered Stevia as a natural sweetener it was not very well known. I have strong reactions to sugar (feeling tired soon after eating sugar and weight gain). Stevia did not give me any reaction. I loved it and started using it instead of sugar as much as I could. I was using a liquid form made by Sweetleaf that was pure stevia. Later I switched to one of the more popular brands of stevia called NuStevia, which turns out is mostly maltodextrin (a sugar alcohol) even though it is clearly labeled “Stevia” along with “all natural” on the front.
Later, I started seeing numerous brands of Stevia for sale in regular supermarkets. I was thrilled. I started buying the Truvia brand. Much later I discovered that Truvia was not pure Stevia. In fact it was less than 1 percentage of Stevia while containing 99 percent erythritol (a sugar alcohol) that is mainly used.
This is pretty serious deception, to clearly market something as Stevia that is mostly something other than Stevia.
So, I switched back to the liquid pure Stevia and have been on the hunt for a powdered Stevia that is pure and that tastes good. I ordered an organic form of Stevia that was just ground Stevia leaf. It was a green powder from an on-line site called RawLife.com. It tasted terrible. Finally I found another site that looked promising and ordered a 1 pound bag. I’ve tried it and it tastes very good. It is pure organic Stevia in a white powder form.
SO, as far as brands of stevia that are actually stevia, I recommend trying this. You can find it at: https://www.emperorsherbologist.com/stevia-stevioside.php . You only need to use a little, it is very sweet. So it will last you a while.
You can also use the Sweetleaf, but read the label clearly to make sure it is pure stevia and not mixed with anything else as Sweetleaf also offers versions of Stevia that are mixed with sugar.
Hope you find this helpful. Don’t be fooled by the false marketing going on – get the real stuff and keep your blood sugar levels stable and your waste-line trim!