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Stevia, The Sweet Panacea?

Culture on Campus


Stevia, The Sweet Panacea?

Given by:

Lluis Pascual Vidal. Adjunct Professor in the Department of History of Science and Documentation, UV

Àlvar Martínez-Vidal. Curator of the exhibition and member of the López Piñero Inter-University Institute, UV

Main objective

To critically approach the world of natural and/or artificial sweeteners, in particular stevia, beyond fashion and food advertising.


Through the screening of audiovisuals, participants will learn about the progressive introduction, since the late middle ages, of natural and artificial sweeteners in the European diet. It will consider the factors (agronomic, strategic, economic, scientific, therapeutic, legal, industrial, etc.) that have contributed to the spread of these sweeteners everywhere. 

The focus will be on stevia, a sweetener of natural origin, originating from the Guarani culture, whose consumption has now become widespread throughout the world. Various presentations of stevia will be tasted, in the form of an infusion or as an additive to food products (jams, chocolates).

Duration: 2 hours

Registration: https://go.uv.es/u0Rim30

  • 9 february 2023 at 10:00 to 12:00. Thursday.
  • 9 february 2023 at 17:00 to 19:00. Thursday.

Sala de Juntes. Facultat d´Infermeria i Podologia

Organized by

Cultura als Campus. Vicerectorat de Cultura i Societat

Institut Interuniversitari López Piñero

Facultat d´Infermeria i Podologia.


Contact cultura@uv.es