Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Mini Review Volume 4 Issue 2

Nutritional Composition and Therapeutic Benefits of Stevia Leaves: A Mini Review

Waseem Khalid1*, Muhammad Naveed Asif1, Muhammad Zarnoor Mehmood1, Abdul Rehman2, Muhammad Haseeb1, Muhammad Irfan3, Ravi Prakash Jha4, Muhammad Zubair Khalid1 and Afifa Aziz1

1Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
2University Institute of Diet and Nutrition, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
3Department of Food Engineering, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
4Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

*Corresponding Author: Waseem Khalid, Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Received: December 21, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021



Nowadays, diabetes is a major issue in the world. The diabetes cases are increasing; peoples have used medicines but due to more side effects, the majority have been using herbal plants for the purpose of cure diabetes. Stevia is considered a sweet herbal plant; it is a natural source of sugar but provides zero calories. The leaves of stevia contain protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrate, antioxidants, phenolic compounds and glycosides. Several studies proved that it can help reduce blood glucose levels. Due to high nutritional composition stevia leaves aid various other diseases.

Keywords: Stevia rebaudiana; Diabetes; Sugar



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Citation: Waseem Khalid., et al. “Nutritional Composition and Therapeutic Benefits of Stevia Leaves: A Mini Review”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.2 (2021): 37-44.


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