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simple sugar

simple sugar

A sugar molecule made of few components (e.g., a monosaccharide or disaccharide).
See also: sugar
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Simple sugars are soluble in water and have a sweet taste.
If an unknown protein doesn't show up on the simple sugars or cellulose, but it shows up on the switchgrass, then we can say something about that gene or protein--that it responds to something the switchgrass is providing."
Under close supervision, contracted growers in tropical northern Australia hand pick the flowers, which are then deseeded, cleaned and packed into jars with simple sugar syrup entirely by hand at the company's factory in the tiny village of Kurrajong.
The sexes appear to differ in how they metabolise high levels of fructose, a simple sugar commonly used to sweeten drinks and foods.
The Milky Way nebula, Sagittarius B2, has revealed data suggesting the presence of aldehyde molecules that typically assist in the formation of amino acids, and scientists have reported their discovery of glycolaldehyde, a simple sugar. Astronomers have recently located smaller planets, more likely to be rocky than gaseous, orbiting sun-like stars, and have identified copious amounts of water near and between stars.
Skilnick notes that Anheuser-Busch recently challenged the notion that the simple sugar maltose can be found in beer, and has proven the inaccuracy of the claim that low-carb dieters should avoid all forms of beer, including low-carb and light beers.
When sunlight combines with chlorophyll, it sparks a series of energetic reactions, which ultimately lead to the production of the simple sugar glucose.
In addition to this, fiber-rich foods themselves tend to have a low glycemic index (or GI, a measure of how readily the carbohydrate in a given food converts to simple sugar).
The meter offers flexibility in the areas of quality control, direct display, quick concentration determination, simple sugar content determination, and user-specific calculations, It also effectively measures dark samples accurately.
The small intestine breaks down a food's carbohydrates, or chains of sugar molecules, into glucose, a simple sugar.
Current dietary recommendations for added simple sugar consumption are 10% of total energy; thus, one can of regular pop per day is the maximum recommended intake for systemic health.
The pattern of simple sugar metabolism throughout both winters of this study at Lethbridge, AB, is consistent with those reported for winter wheat in the Pacific Northwest USA (Kiyomoto and Bruehl, 1977; Kiyomoto, 1987) and northern Japan (Yoshida et al., 1998).