Chemistry, Pharmacology. a yellowish to white, crystalline, water-soluble, levorotatory ketose sugar, C6H12O6, sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many fruits: used in foodstuffs and in medicine chiefly in solution as an intravenous nutrient.
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How to use fructose in a sentence
The fructose stimulates the production of vasopressin, which helps store water in the body.How Heat Waves Could Have Long-Term Impacts on Your Health | Aryn Baker | July 13, 2022 | Time
Natural sugars such as glucose and fructose may be where our sweet tooth originated from, but they’re not the only way to sweeten what we eat.The Science Of Sugar: Why We’re Hardwired To Love It And What Eating Too Much Does To Your Brain – Podcast | LGBTQ-Editor | January 22, 2022 | No Straight News
Sucrose is formed when a glucose molecule and a fructose molecule join together.
Some scientists recommend drinking beverages with more than two types of carbohydrates—like glucose and fructose—as opposed to a juice with a large amount of one kind of carbohydrate, which seems to make gastrointestinal symptoms worse.
Granulated sugar is the default sweetener, but glucose, fructose, honey and corn syrup may also be added.Squishy, sweet homemade marshmallows will elevate your s’mores and hot chocolate | Daniela Galarza | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
In all, the average American consumes 140 pounds of high-fructose sweeteners, including corn-based sweeteners, a year.
HFCS contains at most 55 percent fructose and in some forms only 43 percent; almost all the rest is glucose.
When HFCS is made from cornstarch, the fructose molecules are not bound to other sugar molecules.
Every fructose molecule in sucrose, in contrast, is bound to a glucose.
New research is brewing debate over the dangers of high-fructose corn syrup, writes Sharon Begley.
fructose is one of the sweetest of sugars, and helps to give honey its great sweetness.Foods and Household Management | Helen Kinne
There are two common in foods, glucose and fructose; a third, galactose, is derived from more complex sugars.Foods and Household Management | Helen Kinne
The fructose is precipitated as a saccharate, which is filtered, suspended in water and decomposed by carbon dioxide.
The form described above is laevo-rotatory, but it is termed d-fructose, since it is related to d-glucose.
Like glucose and fructose, galactose seems to promote the production of glycogen in the body.Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit
British Dictionary definitions for fructose
a white crystalline water-soluble sugar occurring in honey and many fruits. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6: Also called: laevulose, fruit sugar
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Scientific definitions for fructose
A simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in honey, many fruits, and some vegetables. Fructose linked to glucose is the structure of table sugar, or sucrose. Fructose is an important source of energy for cellular processes. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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