kiwis_inc6 (kiwis_inc6) wrote in ed_ucate,

On a label that I was looking at it said that it contained Fruit Flavoured Sweeter (glucose-fructose) as the main ingredient.
Intrigued as to what exactly "glucose-fructose" is I decided to do some research on it.

What I found was

Sucrose is the common chemical name for table sugar. Sucrose is a disaccharide; each molecule of sucrose consists of two "simple sugars" or monosaccharides. In sucrose, a glucose residue and a fructose residue are linked by an 1→2-α,β-glycosidic bond. Sucrose's empirical formula is C12H22O11, and its systematic name is α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-fructofuranoside.

Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of one molecule of glucose connected via an α(1-2) glycosidic bond to one molecule of fructose.

Taken from

So my question is:
Are glucose-fructose and Sucrose the same thing?


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