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Old 12-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Stevia Extract and its little spoon

What exactly is the measurement on that tiny little spoon? I've tried using it in two recipes so far to lessen the carb count but I have no idea what I am adding really lol.
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i never figured it out either.
is it supposed to equal a teaspoon? that would be most logical.
i've been using stevia for more than 10 years so for recipes, i just sprikle til it's right.
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I think it's a tsp. Take the little spoon, measure it out and put it in a tsp. to see if it's the accurate amount.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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I'll have to post a picture to show you how small this spoon is - it is definitely not a teaspoon.

I just used the advice, keep adding til it tastes right

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What exactly is the measurement on that tiny little spoon? I've tried using it in two recipes so far to lessen the carb count but I have no idea what I am adding really lol.
Hi gab,

I recall purchasing KAL Brand Stevia Extract several years ago that came with a 'scoop' (little white plastic spoon). As I recall it may have been about 1/16th teaspoon or a bit larger in size. It related to the serving size of 42 milligrams Stevia powder.

As Stevia producers seem reluctant to indicate the actual strength of their products, I have assumed a strength of 200 times sugar for Stevia Extract.

At 42mg/serving there would be ~689 servings per ounce (28.35 grams per ounce * 1000 = 28350 millagrams per ounce / 42 milligrams per serving). Comparing this product to NOW Brand Stevia Extract which measures 9.5 teaspoons per ounce, and using 1 teaspoon Stevia Extract = 200 teaspoons sugar equivalence, then 1 ounce of KAL Stevia Extract would = 1900 teaspoons sugar equivalence (9.5 teaspoons * 200 teaspoons sugar equivalence per teaspoon Stevia Extract). 1900 teaspoons sugar equivalence / 689 servings = 2.76 teaspoons sugar equivalence per serving (42mg scoop ;-). This suggests that your tiny spoon may be about 3 teaspoons sugar equivalence.

Hope these numeric gymnastics help! lol...locarbman ;-)

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:11 AM   #6
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Thank you locarbman!! That's exactly what I wanted to hear

Fawn - I realize now you were saying you thought the equivalence was 1 tsp --- I thought you said the spoon itself was the size of a teaspoon (sorry late night reading).

Well, whatever I did while I was making a locarb version of homemade Irish cream worked out perfectly. So thanks for the help.
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At 42mg/serving there would be ~689 servings per ounce (28.35 grams per ounce * 1000 = 28350 millagrams per ounce / 42 milligrams per serving). Comparing this product to NOW Brand Stevia Extract which measures 9.5 teaspoons per ounce, and using 1 teaspoon Stevia Extract = 200 teaspoons sugar equivalence, then 1 ounce of KAL Stevia Extract would = 1900 teaspoons sugar equivalence (9.5 teaspoons * 200 teaspoons sugar equivalence per teaspoon Stevia Extract). 1900 teaspoons sugar equivalence / 689 servings = 2.76 teaspoons sugar equivalence per serving (42mg scoop ;-). This suggests that your tiny spoon may be about 3 teaspoons sugar equivalence.
I thank you for this, too. It really helps and makes some sense! I notice when I put stevia in a drink in a tall glass, more than one tiny spoon is too much.
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Well, whatever I did while I was making a locarb version of homemade Irish cream worked out perfectly. So thanks for the help.
Recipe, please? NOW! (insert drooling emoticon here)
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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Recipe, please? NOW! (insert drooling emoticon here)

LOL - sure....it's a family favorite. I'll post the high carb version and explain how I made it more LC friendly...

1 3/4 cup whiskey
3 eggs
1/4 tsp coconut extract
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp hershey's syrup
2 cups HWC

In blender - beat eggs for awhile, then add coconut and chocolate, then add hwc and condensed milk, add the whiskey last.

To make it LC --- I used the recipe on another thread for LC sweetened condensed milk and reduced the amount of whiskey to 1 cup and used just one cup of HWC. (I had used 2 cups to make the LC sweetened condensed milk so it was much more liquid that the can would have provided). OH and I added 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder instead of the syrup.

It came out really really close to the flavor of the original - I had made both and the family couldn't notice the difference
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Ooh, that sounds awesome. I may just have to try that!
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