No, BochaSweet™ Granular and Powdered is 100% kabocha extract in the molecular structure of xylitol.
Does BochaSweet™ taste like pumpkin?
BochaSweet™ does not have a pumpkin taste. If you have ever tasted kabocha before, it is sweet tasting unlike its blander counterpart, the traditional Halloween pumpkin. We source our kabochas from pristine farms all around the world where the pentose content is much higher resulting in a very sweet taste. Thus, BochaSweet™ has a pleasant, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness with no aftertaste or “pumpkin” taste.
Is BochaSweet™ certified organic?
No. The pumpkins we select are organic and grown using organic conditions without use of pesticides or chemicals. At this time, we are not certified organic.
Is BochaSweet™ gluten free?
Yes, BochaSweet is gluten-free.
Do you use Non-GMO kabochas?
Yes. The exceptional and premium quality of BochaSweet™ starts with the perfect kabochas – specially sourced from non-GMO kabochas grown with the highest pentose content as perfected through our proprietary extraction process.
What is FODMAPs?
This stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. These are types of carbohydrates found in many fruits and vegetables. Kabocha does not contain FODMAPs.
Will BochaSweet™ cause tooth decay?
BochaSweet™ is a five-carbon sugar which has been shown to be tooth friendly and not promote tooth decay. BochaSweet is a tooth-friendly product.
Does BochaSweet™ measure just like cane sugar?
Yes. BochaSweet™ measures exactly like cane sugar with a 1:1 ratio, bakes, and cooks for your all-purpose needs.
Is BochaSweet™ safe for pets? For dogs?
BochaSweet™ is one of many everyday foods that are not suitable for consumption by dogs. Coffee, beer, garlic, chocolate, and xylitol are common foods on this list. Please do not feed your dog these foods which also include BochaSweet™.
BochaSweet™ with its health benefits is perfectly suitable for humans.
Are there any chemicals used in the extraction of BochaSweet™?
No. BochaSweet™ does not use any chemicals in the extraction process. Our extraction is all-natural.
Is BochaSweet™ an artificial sweetener?
No! BochaSweet™ is not an artificial sweetener.
What’s in BochaSweet™ Brown?
BochaSweet™ Brown is a blend that contains golden erythritol, a 4-carbon sugar alcohol, which is naturally derived from a mixture of fruits, kabocha, and monk fruit extract. This combination is what gives BochaSweet™ Brown its brown color and flavor.
What is kabocha extract?
Kabocha extract is born from the pentose (xylitol) content of the fruit which is a member of the Cucurbita, gourd family, and a staple in Japanese diets. A pentose extract (5-carbon sugar) that is low in calories and does not spike blood sugar levels. To extract the pentose the kabocha is put through a low-temperature extraction process without the use of any chemicals. This results in a sweet-tasting ingredient that duplicates the sweetness of cane sugar.
What makes BochaSweet™ better than other low calorie or zero calorie sweeteners and sugar substitutes?
Other sweeteners add in additives, natural flavors, and fillers in order to hide bitter tones. We don’t have to do that. BochaSweet™ stands on its own as a pleasant tasting sweetener.
Is BochaSweet™ diabetic-friendly?
BochaSweet™ is diabetes-friendly and helps support healthy blood sugar levels.
Is BochaSweet™ suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Yes. BochaSweet™ is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
If I follow a paleo diet is BochaSweet™ suitable for me?
Since BochaSweet™ is sourced from 100% non-GMO kabochas, it is definitely suitable for a paleo diet. There are no added flavors, fillers, and additives. In fact, the kabocha is considered a nutritious vegetable perfect for the paleo diet. Not only that, it is also suitable for any kind of elimination diet because it doesn’t contain FODMAPs.
Is BochaSweet™ ketogenic-friendly?
Yes. BochaSweet™ does not interfere with the body producing ketones due to being zero net carbs. Five-carbon sugars do not spike blood sugar levels.
Why does BochaSweet™ require food processing?
BochaSweet™ undergoes minimal food processing in order to extract out the pentose content from kabochas using a low temperature, all-natural process which is beneficial for the consumer’s health.
Can BochaSweet™ be used in cooking and baking?
Absolutely! In fact, BochaSweet™ replaces cane sugar in any recipe with a 1:1 ratio. Be sure to browse our blog section for our latest recipes coming out of our kitchen.
How often can I consume BochaSweet™?
You can consume as little or as much as you prefer.
Does BochaSweet™ cause GI distress?
No. But, for some people they may experience a “cleansing” effect for a short period of time, especially, if you have been consuming high glycemic sweeteners (HFCS, cane sugar, etc.).
Is high heat used during the extraction of BochaSweet™?
No, we use a low temperature extraction that does not exceed 130° F.