reducing sugar


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re·duc·ing sug·ar

a sugar (for example, glucose in the urine) that has the property of reducing various inorganic ions, notably cupric ion to cuprous ion.

reducing sugar

a sugar containing free aldehyde (H -C=O) or keto (C=O) groups capable of reducing metal ions such as Cu+ and Ag+. Reducing sugars such as glucose and fructose will reduce solutions in Benedict's test and FEHLING'S TEST.
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"By reducing sugar we can retrain our brains and palates to want less"
Table 1 - Reducing sugar, non-reducing sugar, total sugars and starch of cuttings from 'Roxo de Valinhos' fig tree over different evaluation seasons followed by their means, coefficient of variation (CV), F test and low significant difference (LSD).
Increase in the concentration of flavonoids, total reducing sugar, total carbon in the plants contributed to the reduction of thrips damage (coefficient of regression = -1.47; -0.61 and -0.48, respectively) while the increase in the concentration of the soluble amino acid contributed to the increase of thrips damage (coefficient of regression = 2.10), suggesting that these biochemical conferred the resistance of cowpea to flower thrips damage.
The substrates were analysed for its total reducing sugars for the alcohol producing capacity and nonfermentable sugars.
Reducing sugar. The influence of storage interval and treatments on the reducing sugar of jam samples are shown in Table 4.
Mortality of pest was negatively correlated with nitrogen and but positively with potassium, phosphorus, sodium, reducing sugar and total sugar.
Richard Greulich, the scientific director of the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), stood in front of the Sugar Industry Research Foundation (SIRF) sponsored symposium to discuss how to eliminate tooth decay and assured his audience it wouldn't have anything to do with reducing sugar consumption.
Chris Askew, Diabetes UK CEO welcomed the move, saying: Helping customers lead healthier lives by reducing sugar in its own brand soft drinks is a welcome move by Tesco.
The reducing (fructose, glucose) and non- reducing sugar (sucrose) estimation was done by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) equipped with refractive index detector (RID) (Perkin Elmer-series 200) at wavelength of 214 nm using polar bonded phase NH2 column (25 cm x 4.6 mm id).
Reducing sugar and total sugar levels were determined by spectophotometry using the DNS (3.5-Dinitrate--Salicilic), reagent with a reading at 540 nm (MILLER, 1959).