Suede Hills, is a local organic BC farm run by a couple - Cindy and Phil, with big hearts and tons of PASSION. Two qualities I LOVE in people. And their green stevia has always tasted far superior to other organic green stevia from reputable brands.
I've been wondering for a while now about the secret behind the unique deliciousness of Suede Hills' organic green stevia. And since the topic of stevia is also the ingredient we get asked about most often, I asked Cindy for an interview. I am so glad she agreed! Secret's now revealed ;)
Q: What exactly is the difference between white and green stevia?
Generally chemicals and or bleaching has been done to the real plant leaf.
I have no idea what chemicals they use these days, but think about it, how can you take a green leaf and make it into a white powder or clear liquid without doing significant damage to the integrity of the plant and its in-born natural benefits?
You may want to challenge people to look at the ingredients list on the back of their favourite stevia extract….they will be shocked at what is in there! We have even seen “sugar” as one of the ingredients!!!!"
(2) What makes your organic green stevia different than other organic green stevia?
"Our product is pure green stevia leaf, hand harvested, naturally dried to retain all its nutrition and enzymes.
We go to great lengths to make sure our customers receive the very best quality and optimized health benefits of any green leaf stevia product.
Our alkaline soil makes a huge difference. The fact that we naturally dry (not fossil fuel heat dry) retains the quality, colour and taste.
The love and care of all of our plants makes a difference, plus using our own alkaline well water, so no chemicals are in the soil or on the plants.
Everything is done by hand, not a machine. We use our own seeds and take cuttings from our own mother plants, so we are not getting the altered versions that are on the market today. We have been working from our own seeds and cuttings for well over 12 years now.
We grow the best for ourselves, and share our abundance directly with you the conscientious consumer!"
(Note - typically the processes, such as drying the stevia are done by machines. Suede Hills goes above and beyond organic and do everything naturally. You can taste the difference these small yet significant details make!)
(3) What are some of the benefits of using green stevia?
We have even had folks tell us it helps take away their migraine headaches!"
Click here to learn more about Suede Hills Organic Farm and how you can order organic green stevia for your personal uses.
Wanting to try your own green stevia recipes at home? Click here for green stevia recipes ideas from Cindy and Phil.
Bon Appétit à la truly sugar free,