Types of Sugar
Types of Sugar based on their Sources
They are sugars that are found naturally and in food and not added to sweeten it. Natural sources can be both sweet (Example: Honey, fruits, dates) and not tasting sweet (Example: natural milk, nuts and seeds)
Artificial sugars are added to some foods and beverages to make them taste sweet and are manufactured artificially. People often refer to them as “intense sweeteners” because they provide a taste similar to that of table sugar.
Types of Sugar based on their chemical structure
Sugars can be classified according to their chemical structure as:
- Monosaccharides: One molecule sugar/simple sugars.
- Fructose (Fruit Sugar)
- Galactose (milk sugar)
- Dissacharides:Two molecule of monosaccharide linked together.
- Sucrose (Table sugar) = Glucose+Fructose.
- Lactose (milk sugar) = Glucose+Galactose
- Maltose (malt sugar) = Glucose+Glucose
- Polysaccharides:Number of monosaccharides linked together
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