from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very sweet sugar, C6H12O6, occurring in many fruits and honey and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. Also called fruit sugar, levulose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula C6H12O6.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fruit sugar; levulose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., sugar of fruit, or levulose (C6H12O6).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits
It is high in fructose and very slow to crystallize.
Corn syrup enriched with fructose is then mixed with corn syrup high in glucose to produce the desired ratio of one to the other; some "high" fructose corn syrup preparations are higher in fructose than others.
High fructose is not at all the same thing as all fructose.
But the replacement of sucrose with fructose (or, more accurately, HFCS) doesn't necessarily lead to a dietary increase in fructose, so I think that you may be barking up the wrong tree.
And fructose is sweeter than glucose or sucrose, so that less carbohydrate is needed for the same effect on the palate.
Levelheaded nutritionists like Nestle and Walter Willett, the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, agree that more important than the rise of fructose is the invasion of cheap sugars into the American diet.
He got to the word fructose and made a very weird face ...
When we consume large amounts of fructose, which is basically an unregulated source of fuel for the liver, it is converted to both fat and cholesterol.
Whole fruits and vegetables contain a relatively small amount of fructose, which is packaged with fiber and healthy antioxidants and other micronutrients.
Also, when we consume large amounts of fructose, which is basically an unregulated source of fuel for the liver, it is converted to both fat and cholesterol.