What are the most common sugars?

Posted 30 July 2014

  1. Sucrose is often called table sugar. Made up from glucose and fructose, it is extracted from sugar cane or sugar beet and also naturally present in most fruits and vegetables
  2. Glucose and fructose are found in fruits, vegetables and honey
  3. Lactose is commonly called milk sugar because it is found in milk and dairy products
  4. Maltose is also known as malt sugar and is found in malted drinks and beer.