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FRUCTOSE

 
foodcounts-ipage-105 Fructose

Fructose, also known as fruit sugar, is the sweetest natural sugar and is found in fruits, vegetables, and honey. The body responds to fructose in a different way than to glucose and sucrose. Fructose is more satiating, and it is up to 1.8 times sweeter than sucrose, making it useful in foods and beverages for the health conscious. Fructose is also ideal for use in diabetic foods as it has very little effect on blood glucose and only a negligible effect on the secretion of insulin. There have been recent concerns over gastrointestinal side effects.