Botany Photo of the Day Stevia rebaudiana

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Up to three hundred times as sweet as sugar, the calorie-free steviol glycosides in stevia have been known and exploited for at least 1500 years. The Guaraní of South America (centred around modern-day Paraguay) are the first known human users of stevia, using it to sweeten teas, as a medicine, and as a treat. Their […]

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