fruit sugar


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

sugar

 [shoog´ar]
a sweet carbohydrate of either animal or vegetable origin; the two principal groups are the disaccharides and the monosaccharides.
beet sugar sucrose from sugar beets.
blood sugar
1. glucose occurring in the blood.
2. the amount of glucose in the blood.
cane sugar sucrose from sugar cane.
fruit sugar fructose.
invert sugar a mixture of equal amounts of dextrose and fructose, obtained by hydrolyzing sucrose; used in solution as a parenteral nutrient.

fruit sug·ar

d-fructose. See: fructose.

fruit sugar

n.

fruit sugar

See fructose.

fruit sug·ar

(frūt shug'ăr)
d-fructose.
See: fructose

Patient discussion about fruit sugar

Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?

A. fruit sugar

Q. What difference does fructose makes to a diabetic with respect to glucose? I am diabetic with type 2 NIDDM. My colleague with the same NIDDM type2 has a better glycemic control than me. He follows strict diet. He prefers fructose sugar and avoids other sugar as much as possible. He suggested me the same. What difference does fructose makes to a diabetic with respect to glucose?

A. All carbohydrates—like starch and sugars like dextrose, maltose and glucose must be controlled for high consumption by a diabetic. Whereas fructose sugar had a slight different metabolic route inside the body and it does not requires insulin. Glucose requires insulin. As a diabetic lacks insulin production; the glucose increases the sugar level of the body but fructose is out of this system of functioning by our body and makes a diabetic to control it well. The energy level of glucose and fructose are almost similar.

More discussions about fruit sugar
References in periodicals archive ?
Add the butter, Fruisana Fruit Sugar, eggs and coconut.
The fruit sugar is absorbed more slowly into the body and does not need insulin to break it down.
Fruisana Fruit Sugar is a natural, healthier alternative to normal cane sugar that can be used in exactly the same way.
If you want to be a little more saintly with your pancake topping, Fruisana fruit sugar claims to be a healthier alternative to normal cane sugar.
50g Fruisana, or fruit sugar (the naturally occuring sugar in all fruits, widely available from supermarkets)
But swapping to a fruit sugar, like Fruisana, could be an answer.
This is particularly relevant to products such as our raisins, which only contain natural fruit sugar, but are scored as total sugars and are therefore deemed 'unhealthy'.
Other products include olive oil capsules which can benefit the circulatory system, a fruit sugar supplement which is claimed can help flatten stomachs, and an anti-allergenic insect repellent.
Mars is spending nearly 10m [pounds sterling] on media support for its fruit sugar confectionery brands Starburst and Skittles this year and is adding new pack formats to the range.
Sam McElligott, Mars trade relations manager, said Mars fruit sugar had seen 16% increased growth in 2000, according to Infoscan.
They said that dry fruits rejuvenate them as they are a good source of energy, which contain concentrated fruit sugars
The product has been made with 100 per cent pure fresh pasteurised camel milk, contains less than 2 per cent fat and natural fruit sugars.