noun. any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers; Central and South America.
- herbaceous plant
noun. any plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia.
- genus Piqueria
Example sentences of the word stevia
1. Noun, singular or mass
The fact that stevia is so sweet means that you can’t use it the same way you would use sucrose or erythritol, resulting in the need to modify recipes.
2. Verb, base form
If you do not know if you have an allergy to ragweed and are worried about a reaction to stevia, determine if you suffer from hay fever.
If you have these reactions to ragweed, exercise caution when using stevia until you know how your body reacts.
However, beyond the similarities, these alternative sweeteners are fairly different from one another — even the ways that erythritol, stevia and xylitol should be used and how much should be consumed vary.
5. Foreign word
However, when it comes to cooking, erythritol vs. stevia aren’t comparable.
6. Noun, plural
According to a January 2015 study in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, hypersensitivity and allergies to stevia are rare.