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A naturally occurring fruit sugar, also referred to as "levulose," which is present in fruits, honey and a variety of plants. When water, carbon dioxide and energy from the sun are absorbed by plants, the combination of these elements are turned into simple sugars known as Glucose and Fructose. As Fructose combines with glucose, a substance identified as Sucrose is created, which is more commonly referred to as cane, white or table sugar.

Many individuals with sensitivities to sugars, prefer using Fructose as a substitute for cane sugar, since it metabolizes slower than Fructose and does not raise Glucose or blood sugar levels as quickly. Fructose, which is also known as a simple sugar or a simple carbohydrate, provides the sweetest flavor of all sugars particularly when it is used as a cold sugar rather than a warm sugar. It is a sugar that is typically produced from corn starch to be used as a sweetener in soft drinks, fruit beverages, dairy products, ice creams, baby foods, and pharmaceuticals.

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