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a monosaccharide found in honey and many sweet fruits; it is used in solution as a fluid and nutrient replenisher. Called also levulose and fruit sugar.


d-Fructose. See: fructose.


(lĕv′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)

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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.

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The following is a list of other forms of sugars that you should be aware of when reading labels: brown sugar, corn sweeteners, raw or white sugar, molasses, maple sugar, maltose, levulose, lactose, invert sugar, honey, high-fructose corn syrup, granulated sugar, fructose, galactose,glucose, and dextrose.
Pears' sweetness can be credited to levulose, the sweetest of the natural sugars.
sellowianus (Hnatyszyn et al., 1985; 1987; 1993; 1995), we reported the isolation and structure elucidation of phyllanthol, 4', 4"' di-O-methylcupressuflavone, 7-hydroxyflavanone, chlorogenic and caffeic acid, scopoletin, isofraxidin, levulose, sucrose, glucose and galactose.