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1. A polysaccharide of fructose (for example, inulin) containing small amounts of other sugars; present in certain tubers. Synonym(s): fructan, levan, levulan, levulin, levulosan, polyfructose
2. 2,6-Anhydrofructofuranose.
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2001) reported that accumulation of highly polymerized fructan in wheat was a benefit of early seeding.
Orafti P95, manufactured by BENEO, is a soluble dietary fiber, which is commonly referred to as oligofructose, a fructan derived from the chicory root plant.
Mobilization of Fructan Reserves and Changes in Enzyme Activities in Wheat Stems Correlate with Water Stress during Kernel Filling.
Oligofructose, a short-chain fructan obtained from inulin, might enhance satiety, thereby resulting in greater reductions in energy intake.
Cool season grasses such as orchard and timothy store much of their energy as fructan, a sugar that cannot be digested in the stomach because the horse does not have the enzyme to digest it.
The ecological significance of fructan in a contemporary flora.
Linkage structure of fructans and fructan oligomers from Triticum aestivum and Festuca arundinacea leaves.
8) Sucralose inhibits the formation of glucan and fructan polymers.
To minimize or eliminate intake of poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, the investigators created a diet that omitted fruits containing more fructose than glucose, such as apples, pears, and watermelon; vegetables containing fructan, such as onions, leeks, asparagus, and artichokes; wheat products that contain fructan, such as breads and pasta; foods that contain sorbitol, such as stone fruits; and foods that contain raffinose, such as legumes, lentils, cabbage, and brussels sprouts.
Drugs for treating colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome might someday be transported inside the hollow fructan spheres.