Stevia

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Has anyone take STEVIA in stead of sweeteners such as splendid, Hempstead, and mandrel and have they found it good

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    Yes and I thought it was absolutely disgusting! I still have the [extremely expensive!] jar cluttering up my kitchen cpboard. I'm afraid if I want sweetener on my mornig grapefruit I use Canderel or Morrisons own brand of similar. I don't use that for cooking though.i know Canderel is meant to be bad for you but it doesn't have an after taste so I use it. I'm not sure why it is bad though.
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      I do like Morrison's own brand too, are you on stations too, I used to have grapefruit till the diabetic pointed out that simvastatin and grapefruit don't mix, the grapefruit changes how stations work. I am on 2 metformin twice a day and 1 at lunch, 2 glicazide twice daily and a stimulating once a day, plus simvastatin and quinine for night cramps, yes I rattle lol
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      No, no statin for me thanks!   I was also offered a calcium channel blocker for hypertension and luckily had done my homework and discovered that they were incompatible with grapefruit. So they gave me Ramipril [changed to Losartan because of the cough] . I start every day with a grapefruit and have done for as long as I can remember - there is no way i would wish to change that.

      But I'm not diabetic.

       

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    Tried it once in a cake, tasted the same as the others to me. 

    I don't take sweetener in anything really, but if I have a slice of cake the cake needs to be made using them. 

     

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    I find that stevia is OK but there is still an aftertaste that I find off putting.  I have only used it in cakes if I am desperate!  I make a wholemeal bran muffin with it.  Otherwise I do without or on porridge I use agave syrup which is low GI 
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    No I have not tried it because it is too expensive however my doctor told me to use canderel sweetners which I have found very good with no after taste and I use the granulated canderel for all my baking using spoon for spoon replacement to sugar. They also do a crunchy type that you can use on cerels strawberries etc. Very often they have it on special offers so that is the time to stock up.
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