But most of the natural gums yield a mixture of galactose, some pentose, and some complex organic acid.
This was directly established for glucose, lævulose, galactose, and arabinose .
When glucose is mixed with the galactose the latter is said to be at first left untouched, but later it disappears very slowly.
A complex of products was obtained, from which galactose was isolated.
These bear the same relation to galactose that the preceding dextrosans do to their constituent hexoses.
On saponifying, it is split up into digitogenin, galactose, and dextrose.
galactose occurs in the animal kingdom as one of the constituents of lactose, or milk-sugar.
It will be seen that in one case the rate of fermentation of galactose was considerably greater than that of glucose.
There are two common in foods, glucose and fructose; a third, galactose, is derived from more complex sugars.
The temperature coefficient of the fermentation of galactose also differs slightly from that of the other hexoses.
galactose ga·lac·tose (gə-lāk'tōs')
A monosaccharide commonly occurring in lactose. Also called brain sugar.