This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar
Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables. It’s made from an extract of the kabocha, a pumpkin-like squash.
It’s a Monosaccharide
Monosaccharides, also called simple sugar, are the simplest form of sugar and the most basic units of carbohydrates. They are classified by the number of carbon atoms they contain: triose (3), tetrose (4), pentose (5), hexose (6), heptose (7), and so on. The most important monosaccharide, glucose, is a hexose. The pentose content found in the kabocha is what is responsible for its sweet taste.
Five-carbon sugars (pentose) do not spike blood sugar levels.
Inside and Out
BochaSweet has the same taste as table sugar. Pentose isn’t absorbed in the blood stream and contributes no calories or carbohydrates or impact blood sugar levels. Kabocha’s pentose can be used for energy by the body without the need for insulin. Depending on the health of your gut microbiome, BochaSweet may cause gastrointestinal stress.
Put it to Good Use
BochaSweet tastes like cane sugar, with a smooth mouthfeel and no bitter aftertaste. It’s 100% as sweet as cane sugar. You can use it at a 1:1 ratio in everything you would normally use cane sugar. BochaSweet doesn’t caramelize; it’s great for baking and making creamy textured custards and ice creams.