Stevia is a natural sweetener and an alternative to sugars and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. It is native to the Americas and there are many species in the genus Stevia. The most popularly used species is Stevia rebaudiana.
Under this study, researchers Ms. Lucía Gato-Calvo and Dr. Hugo de Boer collaborated with AllGenetics to analyse samples of stevia herbal teas using DNA barcoding to determine the constituents.
The results of this study have just been published in an article in The Barcode Bulletin.