№ 3 BochaSweet

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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.

BochaSweet Buy

When buying this sweetener, look for one only derived from organically grown 100% non-GMO kabocha.  Some producers may chemically modify corn to make this product.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 tsp. (4g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 3g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.