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What is the difference between Sucrose and Fructose?

Asked by B. Wright on Jun 07, 2019

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K. Wilson

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K. Wilson
Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

It is important to note that sucrose and fructose are types of sugar. Sucrose is a type of disaccharide that contains glucose and fructose (sucrose = glucose + fructose). It is the scientific name of table sugar. It is highly found in fruits, processed foods such as soda, sweetened beverages, and candies.

Sucrose has to be digested before it can be absorbed into the body. Fructose is a monosaccharide sugar found in carbohydrates. It is naturally occurring in honey, sugar cane, and sugar beets. Fructose does not need to be further digested for absorption. They are directly absorbed into the bloodstream.

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L. Thornton

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L. Thornton
Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered on Jul 23, 2019

Sucrose and Fructose are both known to be sweet, but they have some differences with each other. The sucrose is known to be a type of disaccharide that has one glucose and one fructose molecule. On the other hand, the sucrose is known to be the type of sugar that you will usually find in processed food.

According to a lot of studies, sucrose is known to be the “bad” type of sugar, and it should be avoided at all costs. There are also some studies about Fructose because people are still trying to test if this is bad for the health, but so far, people’s diet would even need a bit of Fructose so that it can be more balanced.

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