What does fructose mean?

Definitions for fructose
ˈfrʌk toʊs, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk-fruc·tose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fructose, fruit sugar, levulose, laevulosenoun

    a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits


  1. fructosenoun

    A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula CHO.

    Etymology: From fructus + -ose (derivation of sucrose).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fructosenoun

    fruit sugar; levulose

    Etymology: [L. fructus fruit.]


  1. Fructose

    Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants, which is also similar to sucrose. It is one of the three dietary monosaccharides, along with glucose and galactose, that are absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Fructose was discovered by French chemist Augustin-Pierre Dubrunfaut in 1847. Pure, dry fructose is a very sweet, white, odorless, crystalline solid and is the most water-soluble of all the sugars. From plant sources, fructose is found in honey, tree and vine fruits, flowers, berries, and most root vegetables. In plants, fructose may be present as the monosaccharide or as a molecular component of sucrose, which is a disaccharide. Commercially, fructose frequently is derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, and corn and there are three commercially important forms. Crystalline fructose is the monosaccharide, dried, ground, and of high purity. The second form, high-fructose corn syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose as monosaccharides. The third form, sucrose, is a compound with one molecule of glucose covalently linked to one molecule of fructose. All forms of fructose, including fruits and juices, are commonly added to foods and drinks for palatability and taste enhancement, and for browning of some foods, such as baked goods.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fructose

    A monosaccharide in sweet fruits and honey that is soluble in water, alcohol, or ether. It is used as a preservative and an intravenous infusion in parenteral feeding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fructose in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fructose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fructose in a Sentence

  1. Mark Edward Fischbach:

    It's a high fructose day for you

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    Look at the ingredients list, if sugar or any one of the following terms are listed high on the label, you want to avoid that food: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, molasses, and anything ending in 'ose'; dextrose, fructose and sucrose are all code words for sugar.

  3. Sara Gottfried:

    Most people were told to eat nine servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, but I can tell you most women are eating a lot of fruit-- and they’re not eating the kind of fruit my great grandmother ate. An apple in her day had 2 grams of fructose, which is what makes fruit sweet. An apple today has been hybridized for sweetness. It’s more like a sugar bomb and has typically 20-25 grams of fructose. So what we want to do is steer away from the high fructose fruit and eat things like olives and avocados which are much better for your hormones.

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