Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 08, 2010 | Verified Purchase
My father (a diabetic) and I really love this product. When we first switched to Stevia we tried a 1 lb. container made by 'Now Foods' and it was great with not a bit of bitterness. Next we decided to try this 1 lb container of NuNaturals NuStevia. And were we surprised! Both products we tried were of the 100% pure extract form, but the NuNaturals surprised us because it was FAR more potent, meaning we had to use far less to get the same amount of 'sweetness' that the 'NOW' product had given us. At first, we found the NuNaturals would taste just a little bit bitter - until we realized it was because of the concentrated potency - and when we cut way back on amounts, then it would taste nicely sweet with no bitterness. For example, to sweeten a single glass of drink I would use a fork and use only 1 of the fork tines and get just a tiny amount onto the tip of the tine! A ridiculously small amount :-) Expect one container of this to last you over a year for single users. My biggest use of it now is to put a cup of fresh cranberries into water, boil, add stevia, and use this as concentrate to make about 2 gallons of a very healthy and sweet drink (with just a hint of sour from cranberries). I recommend this product, but do not recommend other products which are not 100% pure stevia extract as they contain a lot of fillers (such as maltodextrin or other sweetener). They add fillers to make the stevia easier to measure using a teaspoon or tablespoon. But I recommend you buy a set of minature standardized measuring spoons containing "Drop" "Smidgen" "Pinch" "Dash" and "Tad". Then you will have no trouble accurately measuring your NuStevia Pure Extract.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 08, 2008 | Verified Purchase
This powder is far courser than the fine powder of a product like "Barley Green", and so you have to be a little careful that you don't inhale it into your lungs if you are spooning it in dry and chasing it with water (or it could make you cough like crazy). That aside, when I first saw it I didn't like its' coarseness, but now I hope NOW Foods doesn't ever change it because I discovered a great side benefit! It is GREAT if you ever have that burning feeling in your throat (reflux) after eating something greasy. Now anytime this happens, I take a big spoonful of Now Foods Barley Grass powder and receive great relief of the burning within 2 minutes! It is almost like a miracle, and I wouldn't want to be without it for this reason alone! It works far better and faster than a product like Rolaids or Tums, which I don't need if I have this wheat grass. I can't explain it, but so far only this course grass from Now Foods gave me this benefit.
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