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Recent Examples on the Web The four most common forms of simple sugars include glucose, fructose (a.k.a fruit sugar), sucrose (a.k.a table sugar), and lactose (a.k.a. dairy sugar). Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Different Types of Sugar," 29 Oct. 2020 Part of that craft and artistry will be in how the juice undergoes fermentation — when yeast eats the fruit sugars and converts them into alcohol. Jason Wilson, Washington Post, "Why cider, which can be as complex as wine, belongs on your Thanksgiving table," 17 Nov. 2019 Most fruits, including bananas, are sugary and high in fructose; fructose, after all, means fruit sugar. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study," 4 Apr. 2018 Your body responds differently to eating an apple, which is loaded with fruit sugars. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more," 10 Feb. 2018 This new study, in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, implicates sugary drinks and fructose, or fruit sugar. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children," 8 Dec. 2017

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circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fruit sugar was circa 1872

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“Fruit sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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