Thursday, March 8, 2012


Any of several carbohydrates, such as tetroses, pentoses, and hexoses, that cannot be broken down to simpler sugars by hydrolysis.


A simple sugar, such as glucose or fructose, that does not hydrolyse to yield other sugars.

The word Monosaccharide comes from mono, meaning "one", and saccharide, meaning "sugar". Common monosaccharides are glucose, (also called dextrose), fructose, and galactose. Monosaccharides are a tye of carbohydrate that are typically high on the glycemic index.



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