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ˈræf əˌnoʊsraf·fi·nose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raffinosenoun

    a trisaccharide that occurs in sugar beets and cotton seeds and certain cereals

Wiktionary

  1. raffinosenoun

    A trisaccharide, comprised of galactose, glucose and fructose, that is widely distributed in many plants

Wikipedia

  1. Raffinose

    Raffinose is a trisaccharide composed of galactose, glucose, and fructose. It can be found in beans, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, other vegetables, and whole grains. Raffinose can be hydrolyzed to D-galactose and sucrose by the enzyme α-galactosidase (α-GAL), an enzyme which in the lumen of the human digestive tract is only produced by bacteria in the large intestine. α-GAL also hydrolyzes other α-galactosides such as stachyose, verbascose, and galactinol, if present. The enzyme does not cleave β-linked galactose, as in lactose.

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  1. raffinose

    Raffinose is a complex carbohydrate, a trisaccharide composed of galactose, glucose, and fructose. It can be found in a wide variety of plants and some grains, including beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, and other vegetables. It is indigestible by humans and can cause flatulence and bloating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raffinosenoun

    a colorless crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained from the molasses of the sugar beet

  2. Etymology: [F. raffiner to refine.]

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  1. Raffinose

    Raffinose is a trisaccharide composed of galactose, fructose, and glucose. It can be found in beans, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, other vegetables, and whole grains. Raffinose can be hydrolyzed to D-galactose and sucrose by the enzyme α-galactosidase, an enzyme not found in the human digestive tract. α-GAL also hydrolyzes other α-galactosides such as stachyose, verbascose, and galactinol, if present. The enzyme does not cleave β-linked galactose, as in lactose. The raffinose family of oligosaccharides are alpha-galactosyl derivatives of sucrose, and the most common are the trisaccharide raffinose, the tetrasaccharide stachyose, and the pentasaccharide verbascose. RFOs are almost ubiquitous in the plant kingdom, being found in a large variety of seeds from many different families, and they rank second only to sucrose in abundance as soluble carbohydrates. Humans and other monogastric animals do not possess the α-GAL enzyme to break down RFOs and these oligosaccharides pass undigested through the stomach and upper intestine. In the lower intestine, they are fermented by gas-producing bacteria which do possess the α-GAL enzyme and make carbon dioxide, methane, and/or hydrogen—leading to the flatulence commonly associated with eating beans and other vegetables. α-GAL is present in digestive aids such as the product Beano.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Raffinose

    A trisaccharide occurring in Australian manna (from Eucalyptus spp, Myrtaceae) and in cottonseed meal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffinose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raffinose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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