Hey, sugar! Don't know your fructose from your glucose from your sucrose? Read on:
Fructose: A monosaccharide, or single sugar. In nature, it combines with glucose to form sucrose. About 1 1/2 times sweeter than sucrose. Fruits and vegetables naturally contain fructose.
Glucose: A monosaccharide. In nature, it combines with fructose to form sucrose. The body can make its own glucose or get it from foods. Fruits and veggies naturally contain glucose.
Sucrose: A disaccharide, or double sugar, made of equal parts glucose and fructose. Known as table or white sugar, sucrose is found naturally in sugar cane and sugar beets. It comes from these foods for commercial use.