However, there is currently an alternative to sugar.
A plant called stevia is beneficial for human health which can be used instead of powdered sugar.
Dr. Ghaffar Saeed, Professor of Food Sciences, University of Karachi, says that this powder is three times sweeter than ordinary sugar. Therefore it is commercially sold mixed with various products.
As it is a natural substance, it is also beneficial for the body and does not cause any harm like sugar.
Stevia leaves lower blood sugar and control blood pressure.
Dr. Ghofran says that its sales are booming in western countries. This plant is cultivated in a mild climate. It is still being grown in many places in our country if its cultivation is increased systematically. And if its processing industry is involved, it can be very beneficial for the country’s economy.