Bioenergy Ribose is a unique 5 carbon carbohydrate that can be used as a standalone product or added to a variety of functional foods, beverages, and nutraceuticals. It is a natural, functional ingredient that delivers a unique way to restore and sustain energy. It is easily soluble and dissolves in most food systems. It is slightly sweet with no aftertaste. It is stable in most pH ranges common in food, from acid, neutral, to alkaline. It is a reducing sugar and participates in the browning or maillard reaction in food systems, especially upon heating. It is compatible with many ingredients and systems to include: other sugars, carbohydrates, fiber and sweeteners in formulations, most protein-based systems, fats and oils found in food, and chocolates and coatings. Applications: bakery, dairy, cereal, confectionery and beverages.