[ [ Fructan ] A polymer of fructose molecules, typically terminating with a glucose or sucrose unit. Short-chain fructans are called fructooligosaccharides. More ]
A polymer of [ Fructose, D-fructose, fruit sugar ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6, commonly found in fruit. Fructose functions biologically as a sweetener. By itself, it has no nutritional value except when converted into glucose or fat, where it may serve as a source of energy. Fructose, along with glucose and galactose, are the principle dietary carbohydrates that are directly More molecules, typically terminating with a [ Glucose, D-glucose, Dextrose ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6. The principle isomer of glucose is D-glucose (dextrose). It is the product of photosynthesis and the building block of a number of important carbohydrate polymers, including cellulose. In animals, glucose is the defining sugar of the blood. It is obtained from directly from dietary glucose, and from the More or [ Sucrose, Table sugar, Cane Sugar, Beet Sugar ] A disaccharide comprising of a glucose and a fructose molecule. More unit. Short-chain [ Fructan ] A polymer of fructose molecules, typically terminating with a glucose or sucrose unit. Short-chain fructans are called fructooligosaccharides. More are called [ Fructooligosaccharide, FOS, oligofructose, oligofructan ] An oligosaccharide fructan that is a source of dietary fibre (prebiotic). It is fermented in the upper larger intestine by anaerobic bacteria. As an alternative sweetener, FOS has sweetness levels between 30 and 50 percent of sugar and is therefore usually combined with higher-intensity sweeteners in food products such as yogurt. FOS has been More.