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The rise of the beetroot really began in the 1700s, though, when two chemists from Berlin successfully extracted sucrose, or sugar, from beets, a process that today supplies about 20% of the world’s supply of the sweet stuff.
Alcoholic fermentation occurs when yeast metabolizes a source of sugar (glucose, sucrose or fructose), turning it into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide.
Fructose and glucose are combined in sucrose, table sugar.
Another study found that consumption of drinks sweetened with sucrose and fructose can lead to weight gain, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Iron Lung’ train car, guzzling and chomping until sucrose dribbled out of our ears.
To study cooperation in yeast, the researchers used two strains — cooperators, which release an enzyme capable of breaking down sucrose into the microbes’ favorite food, glucose, and cheaters, which can’t.
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First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
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