The Global Stevia Institute is a resource designed to promote accurateand consistent information and to educate peopleabout the natural, no-calorie sweetener, stevia
Humans are born with a sweet tooth. We have an innate preference for foods that taste sweet. Scientists surmise that our “sweet tooth” is actually an evolutionary advantage as non-toxic foods tended to be sweet and fruit was easily obtained from plants and trees. For centuries, worldwide, this ‘sweet’ desire drove people to seek out sweet foods and ingredients in nature.