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Are All Sugars the Same?
Carbohydrates are organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. These compounds are used to produce energy by living things. Sugars, starches, glycogen and cellulose are all carbohydrates.
Sucrose, or table sugar, is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets. Fructose is the sugar found naturally in fruits and widely used in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. Sucrose is composed of two simple (monosaccharides) sugars, glucose and fructose bonded together.
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