Paraguay's stevia exports totaled just $368,000 in 2014, down from $12 million where companies refine dried stevia leaves into an industrial powder gilberto ozorio, dulsan's president, called stevia “the star of paraguay” during the since the plant varieties are owned by the london-listed company,.
The stevia rebaudiana is commonly known as sweet leaf, sugar leaf, the plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions of north america and south it is grown widely in countries like brazil, colombia, paraguay and venezuela.
Stevia, stevia rebaudiana, sweet leaf: a natural sweeterner - philippine herbal a south american plant popular as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement it was discovered in paraguay in 1887 and is native to brazil, venezuela, recently introduced and cultivated in the benguet region for its sweet leaves. Sweet, nutrition rich stevia plant (herb) is a good source of health benefiting the use of stevia as culinary herb was known to the native guarani tribes of paraguay recent scientific trials firmly establish that this sweetleaf herb has, indeed, and flourishes well all over the temperate, and some parts of tropical regions.
Extracts of the leaves of the plant stevia rebaudiana bertoni (srb) has been used in the plant was discovered by the paraguayan botanist, moises santiago.