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sim′ple sug′ar


n.
a monosaccharide.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.simple sugar - a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
triose - any monosaccharide sugar containing three atoms of carbon per molecule
tetrose - any monosaccharide sugar containing four atoms of carbon per molecule
pentose - any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule
hexose - a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
aldose - a monosaccharide sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is hemiacetal
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
ketose - any monosaccharide sugar that contains a ketone group or its hemiacetal
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'When we eat a meal, our body breaks down the food into nutrients such as glucose - a simple sugar that our body uses for energy,' he says.
Carbohydrates are complex sugar molecules composed of two to 10 simple sugar molecules.
"But when fruit is refined to fruit juice, the fiber is removed, leaving only the rapidly digested, simple sugar."
The simple sugar ribose--a crucial piece of the molecular machinery inside cells--can form on a blend of ices that have been blasted with ultraviolet radiation, chemist Cornelia Meinert of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis in France and colleagues report.
Abu Taha said: "Iftar meal should always start with a source of simple sugar to compensate energy lost during long fasting hours and nothing beats dates (for this purpose).
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