invert sugar

noun

Definition of invert sugar

  1. :  a mixture of usually equal proportions of dextrose and levulose that is sweeter than sucrose, is resistant to crystallization and promotes retention of moisture, and is used commercially in various foods (such as baked goods, confections, or fruit preserves) and beverages to enhance flavor and texture and prolong shelf life Invert sugar resembles honey in composition but not in flavor and is produced commercially by acidic or enzymatic hydrolysis.

First Known Use of invert sugar

1880


Medical Dictionary

invert sugar

noun

Medical Definition of invert sugar

  1. :  a mixture of D-glucose and D-fructose that is sweeter than sucrose, that occurs naturally in fruits and honey, that is usually made commercially from a solution of cane sugar by hydrolysis (as with acid), and that is used chiefly as a difficultly crystallizable syrup in foods and in medicine


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