- a crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, the sugar obtained from the sugarcane, the sugar beet, and sorghum, and forming the greater part of maple sugar; sugar.
Origin of sucrose
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In refined form, sugar (also known as sucrose) has been linked to everything from heart disease to diabetes.Are Artificial Sweeteners Wrecking Your Diet?
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It doesn't matter, they say, whether that calorie comes from table sugar (sucrose) or HFCS.
Every fructose molecule in sucrose, in contrast, is bound to a glucose.
That is, sucrose is converted into levulose and dextrose sugars.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
Ordinary molasses contains from 30 to 35 per cent of sucrose and almost as much glucose.
The theoretical yield then of alcohol from sucrose would be 53 per cent and from invert sugar 51 per cent.
This is found to be true also of sucrose, reducing sugars, and many organic compounds.
It dissolves in its own weight of water, being three times less soluble than sucrose.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
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- the technical name for sugar (def. 1)
C19: from French sucre sugar + -ose ²
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Word Origin and History for sucrose
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- A nonreducing crystalline disaccharide made up of glucose and fructose, found in many plants but extracted as ordinary sugar mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets, and widely used as a sweetener or preservative.
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- A crystalline sugar found in many plants, especially sugar cane, sugar beets, and sugar maple. It is used widely as a sweetener. Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of fructose and glucose. Also called table sugar. Chemical formula: C12H22O11.
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