simple sugar


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Synonyms for simple sugar

a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars

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Common types of simple sugars are glucose, fructose and galactose, which are present in foods such as fruit juice, milk, yoghurt, molasses and honey.
The more complex and unrefined the carbohydrate, the longer it takes to digest, meaning blood sugar levels won't rise as quickly-but all carbohydrates are eventually broken down through digestion to simple sugars.
A decade earlier, scientists reported finding the simple sugar glycoaldehyde in the same cloud (SN: 10/9/04, p.
A team of astronomers has found molecules of the simple sugar glycolaldehyde in the gas surrounding a binary system in the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region.
obsidiansis grown on four different carbon sources, ranging from a simple sugar to more complex substrates such as pure cellulose and finally to switchgrass.
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that a purified form of a product modified from simple sugar molecules can eradicate killer viruses by mobilising white blood cells.
The corn refiners lobby probably hopes to expunge the chem-lab connotation of the word "fructose" (even though that simple sugar is found in fruits, honey and other foods), while highlighting the similarity between its syrup product and table sugar, which is sucrose refined from sugar cane or sugar beets.
Over the past century, a dramatic increase in the consumption of this simple sugar, which is used to sweeten a wide variety of processed foods, mirrors the dramatic rise in the prevalence of hypertension.
Though fructose, a simple sugar, is naturally found in high levels in fruit, it is also added to many processed foods as the sweetener called high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS.
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.
We're going for the popcorn and cranberry garlands and simple sugar cookies.
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.