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What is the difference between sugar and fructose?
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
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In brief: Sugar
Fructose is a type of sugar usually contained in fruit.
Other simple sugars include galactose, glucose, xylose and ribose.

In brief: Sugar
Fructose is a type of sugar usually contained in fruit.
Other simple sugars include galactose, glucose, xylose and ribose.
Dr. Stephen Camacho
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Fructose is a single sugar unit (monosaccharide). It is found naturally in fruits. "Sugar" is a general term but usually refers to sucrose. Sucrose is a carbohydrate made from 2 units (disaccharide) - glucose and fructose.
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