What makes dulce buttons so sweet?

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Dulce buttons are tiny, super-super-sweet flowers with an anise/thyme/mint flavor. Thanks to a unique sesquiterpene compound called “hernandulcin” they are 500 to 1,500 times sweeter than sugar (on a molecule by molecule basis), depending on how you measure.

Sesquiterpenes are complex terpines, which are organic compounds commonly found in plants’ resins and essential oils.

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