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This super sweet culinary herb has been used for centuries by the native Guarani tribes of Paraguay to sweeten their foods, beverages, and medicines. However, studies have suggested that this sweetleaf herb has many potential health benefits, like controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, outside of just being used as a sweetener--though given that the compounds in it are up to 300x sweeter than sugar without any caloric load, we think that's a pretty good use! Muddle a leaf or two into the bottom of a glass to sweeten ice tea or a cocktail; simmer into a sauce, like a berry compote, to sweeten it; garnish a dessert with a bit of freshness; or dry it, grind it, and use as a powdered sweetener.