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    Fructose

    Fructose in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    (3S,4R,5R)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)oxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol

    Cas Number

    57-48-7

    HS Code

    1702.60.90

    Formula

    C6H12O6

    Basic Info

    Appearance

    White Powder or White Crystals

    Common Names

    D-Fructose, D-Levulose, Fruit Sugar

    Packaging

    25 kg PP Bag

    Brief Overview

    Fructose, also known as D-(-)-Fructose or D-(-)-Levulose, is classified as a member of the monosaccharides. Monosaccharides are compounds containing one carbohydrate unit not glycosidically linked to another such unit and no set of two or more glycosidically linked carbohydrate units. Monosaccharides have the general formula CnH2nOn. Fructose is soluble (in water) and acidic. Pure, dry fructose is a very sweet, white, odorless, crystalline solid and is the most water-soluble of all the sugars. From plant sources, fructose is found in honey, tree and vine fruits, flowers, berries, and most root vegetables. All forms of fructose, including fruits and juices, are commonly added to foods and drinks for palatability and taste enhancement and for browning some foods, such as baked goods.

    Manufacturing Process

    There are two methods of producing pure crystalline fructose:

    1. Corn Wet Milling Industry
    Cornstarch is extracted from corn kernels, and, in a series of processing steps, glucose is enzymatically transformed into fructose.

    2. Sucrose Industry
    The disaccharide bond in sucrose is enzymatically hydrolyzed to liberate glucose and fructose. In both processes, the fructose is then crystallized, dried, milled to desired particle size, and packaged.

    Food Industry

    Crystalline fructose helps improve product texture, taste, and stability. When combined with other sweeteners and starches, crystalline fructose boosts the sweetness, cake height, and texture of foods and beverages. In addition, it produces a pleasing brown surface color and a pleasant aroma when baking.

    Pharmaceutical Industry

    High fructose corn syrup can function as a sweetener in various medicines. Fructose can be found in cough suppressants, decongestant drops, and liquids for both children and adults. High fructose corn syrup can also be found in decongestant rubs applied to the chest and under the nose.

     

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