Preparations of stevia

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

on "post-Soviet space" Stevia is processed in the main Ukrainian industry.Production of this quite diverse - more than 20 species, including dry leaf tablets (one tablet replaces a teaspoon of sugar) syrup from stevia (30 times sweeter than sugar), various teas (charges Aromatic herbs directional).Of course, not escape his attention "sweet grass" and manufacturers of dietary supplements.

Formulation - "stevia leaf air-dry" - can be bought in pharmacies.It is recommended as a dietary therapeutic and preventive agent for cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes type I and II, pancreatitis, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder, as well as to enhance immunity.Anti-inflammatory effect, inhibits the growth and reproduction of pathogenic bacteria.How to use: 1-2 teaspoons of leaves brewed cup of boiling water and allow to infuse for 15 minutes.Drink instead of tea and other beverages to 1 cup 2 times a day.You can use stevia as a sweetener sheet t

o any hot and cold drinks, a variety of dishes (please note that the sweetness of the drug is higher than that of table sugar, 30 times).

stevia syrup rosehip and stevia tablets Indications are the same as that of the dry sheet, including an increase in immunity and prevention of hypo-and beriberi.

prepare medicinal products and stevia can be at home - it can be a powder, a concentrated tincture, tea or syrup.In addition, the food and to sweeten tea, coffee, you can use fresh leaves of Stevia: just pluck them from the bush that you settle on the windowsill.The simplest ways of processing - drying and extraction.

Dried leaves

leaves are separated from the shoots and dried in a conventional manner.If you grind them in a coffee grinder or mortar, it turns green powder, which is about 10 times sweeter than sugar: 1,5-2 tablespoons replace 1 cup of regular sugar.Add this powder can be in all dishes and drinks that traditionally sugar used: cereals, soups, black tea, coffee, fruit drinks, jelly, jam, yogurt, yogurt, pastries, etc. This is a great supplement to other herbal teas -..with rose hips, Sudanese rose, mint, chamomile and others.

stevia extract

Entire leaves or green powder poured pure alcohol, food (you can use vodka) and left for infusion for a day.Then the filtered liquid.Sometimes, for some indications the alcohol content must be reduced (eg, liver diseases).Then the extract is heated to a very low heat, but do not bring to a boil.In this spirit the pair is gradually fading.One may prepare an aqueous extract of the leaves, but this method of plant nutrients is not extracted so completely as in the alcohol extraction.

and water, and the alcohol extract may be evaporated to concentrate or syrup.This syrup is added to different dishes, instead of sugar, focusing on individual taste.

As mentioned, the properties of biologically active substances stevia not reduced by heating, so it leaves can be used in all the dishes are subjected to heat treatment.

Infusion of leaves of stevia

'20 dry raw material (2 tablespoons) Pour in the enamelware cup of boiling water, bring to a boil, boil 5 minutes on low heat, remove from heat capacity, close lid, give the brew.Not later than 10 minutes, poured into a heated flask composition.In a thermos left for infusion for 10-12 hours.In readiness infusion is filtered into a clean glass jar.Remaining after straining the leaves is poured into 100 ml of a thermos of boiling water, insist 6-8 hours.The resulting infusion is attached to the first and shaken.This composition can be stored in the refrigerator, but no more than a week.

syrup Stevia

dried green leaves and shoots are flooded with water and boil for 40 minutes.Thereafter, the liquid is filtered and continue to evaporate on low heat (you can in a boiling water bath).Check readiness can be the same as it is done in the preparation of fruit with sugar syrup: a drop of syrup to drip onto a glass or porcelain saucer - if it does not spread, it means ready.This syrup is added to a variety of drinks and desserts.

Stevia in cooking

Canning products with stevia leaves of the plant are ground in a mortar, and then 2-3 times milled using a grinder.It is necessary to bring the green mass to a powder.This "dust" is used in canning instead of sugar - are added to hot water (cold water plant gives less "sweet" on the three-liter jar of canned fruit is usually enough 0.5 teaspoon of powder or 8-10 leaves "honey herb»

..Dietary food with stevia

properly build a diet with diabetes -.. not an easy task can not be limited only to the rejection of chocolate, caramel and tea with sugar Sugar is a part of many dishes, used for canning fruits and vegetables, cooking fish marinades, sauces and many other ready-made products, which are filled with shelves of conventional stores. Stevia will help to diversify the menu with diabetes, and healthy people limit sugar in the diet will not hurt.

soup with fresh tomatoes and herbs

you will need 10-12 small fresh tomatoes1/2 cup fresh herbs, 1/4 teaspoon of stevia extract, 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce.

crushed tomatoes in puree, add the remaining ingredients and stir again.The soup can be served hot with white or brown rice, garnished with sprigs of fresh herbs.Well he or cold, then its better season with chopped walnuts.

Cookies "Magic Balls»

Take 2 cups of oatmeal, 1 large finely chopped apple, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 cup peanut butter (any), whole nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts), 1/2 packs of butter or margarine, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, 2 whole eggs, 1 cup of drinking water, 2 teaspoons of powder or 1/2 teaspoons of stevia extract.

Mix oatmeal, eggs, water and oil.Add the remaining products (except nuts) and all thoroughly mixed.Then you need to be molded from the resulting mass of balls and put them on a greased baking sheet.On top of each bead to put on a nut or walnut halves.Baked beads for 10-12 minutes in an oven heated to 180 ° C.

Frozen strawberry dessert for this dish will need: 1/2 cup hot water, 1/4 teaspoon of stevia extract, 1 cup coarsely crushed ice, two-liter bank washed and cut into 4 pieces of strawberries, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, some fresh choppedstrawberries for dessert decorations.Of stevia extract added to hot water and completely dissolved therein by a mixer.Then poured ice and stir again until it has melted.Strawberries were gradually added to shredding, then topped up with lemon juice, the mixture is placed in a mold and left in the freezer for 1.5 hours.Stirred every 20 minutes.Ready dessert is supposed to be mushy.When a table decorate it with strawberries.

Mayonnaise without yaits--

Take 1 cup of almond or soy milk, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon of salt (the salt content can be reduced depending on the individual state of health), 1 / 4-1 / 3 teaspoon of extractstevia, juice of 1 lemon, 2 cups vegetable oil.

Milk poured into the mixer, add the onion powder, salt, stevia extract and lemon juice.Whipped for 30 minutes until thick, adding slowly trickle vegetable oil.The finished product should have a consistency of mayonnaise conventional table.

Oat-apple muffins

need the following products: 1 cup flour, 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder for the dough, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1.5 tablespoon of stevia powder 1egg, 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 chopped apple, 3/4 cup raisins.

oven preheated to 200 ° C.Thoroughly mix the first seven ingredients.In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients, and only then gradually introduced into the liquid mixture into the dry and stir the batter until smooth.Spread the dough in a greased form and bake the buns for 15-20 minutes.

Tropical green cocktail

will need 2 cups of pineapple juice, 1 banana, 1 kiwi fruit peeled, 0.5 to 1 teaspoon of green powder, stevia.The ingredients are blended in a mixer.