Fructose is a most widespread sugar. For the first time fructose was extracted from honey and was primarily called ‘levoglucose’. This substance is found in many fruits (apples, pears, tomatoes), it is contained in bee honey, oligosaccharides, raffinose, sucrose, inulin, being a natural polysaccharide, and levan, being a bacterial polysaccharide. Fructose was introduced to the dietetic nutrition long ago, as it shows its great uptake by the body and causes insulin emission in smaller amount than in case of glucose consumption.
Fructose has a number of benefits: greater degree of sweetness (it is 1.6-1.8 times sweeter than sugar, while its caloric value is 387 kcal/100 g), great solubility, it intensifies taste and flavor of berries and fruits, promotes quick recovery in case of durable physical and mental loads, affects alcohol metabolism (relieves hangover), reduces risk of development of dental caries and inflammatory processes in mouth cavity, causes no allergic reactions. Fructose taste shows no difference to common sugar and has no hint.
Fructose is recommended as a sweetener for people with diabetes mellitus and for persons, controlling their weight. Recommended daily dose is not more than 35 g.
Form and Presentation: powder 250 g and 500 g in a tube.
Not a medicine.
Manufacturer: Manufacturing and Trading Company Farmakom Ltd., Ukraine, Kharkiv.