sucrose

noun
su·crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs , -ˌkrōz \

Definition of sucrose 

: a sweet crystalline dextrorotatory disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that occurs naturally in most plants and is obtained commercially especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

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Saul gets 500 to 600 emails a day, many of them containing requests for any extra sucrose that Domino produces. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "'Life after sugar': Domino distribution manager retiring after half century at Baltimore refinery," 7 July 2018 Perhaps the worst offender is sugar — all forms and especially fructose, which makes up half of sucrose and 55 percent of high-fructose corn syrup. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Its sweetness is derived from compounds called mogrosides, which the body processes differently from sugars like sucrose and fructose. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Beyond bugs: 12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market and what to do with them," 16 May 2018 Just 30 minutes after drinking either a diet soda containing aspartame or the same amount of regular soda (with sucrose), the body reacts with similar concentrations of glucose and insulin. Susan Scutti, CNN, "A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing," 9 Mar. 2018 Just 30 minutes after drinking either a diet soda containing aspartame or the same amount of regular soda (with sucrose), the body reacts with similar concentrations of glucose and insulin. Susan Scutti, CNN, "A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing," 9 Mar. 2018 High fructose corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose, glucose, agave, honey, cane juice, and corn syrup solids are all just types of sugar in disguise. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "10 Genius Hacks for Eating Healthier," 14 July 2017 Instead of one-dimensional white sugar, brown sugar veils each lily-white granule of pure sucrose with murky, seasoned molasses. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The silent science behind three signature dishes at Duna," 12 Apr. 2018 Just 30 minutes after drinking either a diet soda containing aspartame or the same amount of regular soda (with sucrose), the body reacts with similar concentrations of glucose and insulin. Susan Scutti, CNN, "A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sucrose

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sucrose

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar

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The first known use of sucrose was in 1857

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sucrose

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sucrose

: a type of sugar that is found in most plants

sucrose

noun
su·crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs \

Kids Definition of sucrose

: a sweet usually crystalline substance found in many plants that is obtained especially from sugarcane and sugar beets for use in sweetening foods and beverages

sucrose

noun
su·crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz \

Medical Definition of sucrose 

: a sweet crystalline dextrorotatory nonreducing disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that occurs naturally in most plants and is obtained commercially especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

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