Fructose, is a Monosaccharide found in many plants. It is Keto-monosaccharide with common names Fruit sugar and Honey sugar. It is a major constituent of Disaccharides like Sucrose and Inulin. This infographic gives the basic idea on Fructose overload, when it is present in our body in high amount.
- Fructose was discovered by French chemist Augustin-Pierre Dubrunfaut in 1847.
- The name Fructose was coined by 1857 by the English chemist William Miller.
- Pure fructose is very sweet in taste, white crystalline solid and odorless, which is soluble in water.
- Fructose is present in Honey, Tree and Vine fruits, flowers, berries and most root vegetables.
- Carbohydrates Classifications
- What is Monosaccharide? How to Classify?
- What are Polysaccharides? How to Classify?
Few details of Fructose
- Molecular Formula : C6H12O6
- Molar mass: 180.16 g/mol
- Melting point: 103 °C
- Boiling point: 440 °C
- Soluble in: Water
What Happened When Fructose Overload in our Body?
Many of the innocent foods that you eat everyday contain high amount of sugar that can severely damage your health. Dr.Richard johnson, author of book “The Fat Switch“, warns you against eating foods that contain excessive amounts of fructose. Are you consuming any these a daily basis? This Infographics helps to know facts behind the Fructose consultations and precautions.