milk sugar

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milk sugar


milk sugar

(Elements & Compounds) another name for lactose


(ˈlæk toʊs)

1. a disaccharide, C12H22O11, present in milk, that upon hydrolysis yields glucose and galactose.
2. a white, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble commercial form of this compound obtained from whey and used in infant feedings, in confections and other foods, in bacteriological media, and in pharmacology as a diluent. Also called milk sugar.
[1855–60; < Latin lact-, s. of lac milk + -ose2]

Milk sugar

A form of sugar found in mammals’ milk and now usually referred to as lactose. When an infant had to be bottle-fed, cows’ milk was sometimes fortified with extra milk sugar.
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Noun1.milk sugar - a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk; "cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose"
disaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
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Whey left over from the manufacturing process mostly consists of the milk sugar lactose, the sugar fructose and lactic acid.
Most flavored greek yogurts, like this one, probably have 3 to 5 grams of naturally occurring milk sugar.
It is made after separating the milk into curds and whey, with the whey fermented into a beer using special yeast that converts the milk sugar into alcohol.
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BACKGROUND: Ingestion of a large dose of the milk sugar lactose--for example, the 50-g load in 1 liter of milk--causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence in the majority of people with lactose malabsorption.
Lactose, a milk sugar, is a carbohydrate and a natural component of milk.
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The former is made into cheese and the latter is fermented into beer (using special yeast) to convert the milk sugar into alcohol.
Tolerase L is an acid lactase that converts lactose, a milk sugar naturally present in dairy products, into glucose and galactose.
Similarly, goat milk contains a lower proportion of lactose than cow milk -about 1 percent less- and, as it is easier to digest, individuals with intolerance to this milk sugar can tolerate goat milk.