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fructoseA molecule that is half sucrose and half glucose, which has been promoted as a sugar substitute.
It is 70% sweeter per calorie than other sugars and does not promote caries (tooth decay).
It is more expensive, loses sweetness with heating and may increase serum lipids in some individuals.
fructoseOne of the simplest forms of sugar (a monosaccharide) and derived from fruit, sugar cane, honey and sugar beet. Fructose, linked to another monosaccharide, glucose, form the disaccharide sucrose which is the common domestic sugar. Fructose is sweeter than glucose, but has the same energy value. It is readily absorbed. Fructose provides direct energy for spermatozoa and is found in seminal fluid.
fructosea carbohydrate that is considered to be an atypical KETOSE sugar because it acts as a reducing sugar in FEHLING'S TEST. See MONOSACCHARIDE and Fig. 224 .
Patient discussion about fructose
Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or 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?