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difference between glucose and fructose?
Asked by praveenk5480 | 31 May, 2021, 11:22: AM
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Differences between glucose and fructose:

Glucose

Fructose

  • Also known as grape sugar
  • Also known as fruit sugar
  • Six-membered ring
  • Five-membered ring
  • The preferred energy source for the body
  • Not the preferred energy source for brain and muscles
  • Less fat producing
  • More fat producing
  • Relies on hexokinase/ glucokinase for initiating metabolism
  • Relies on fructokinase for initiating metabolism
  • It is an aldohexose
  • It is a ketohexose
  • Forms a pyranose ring structure
  • Forms a furan ring structure
 
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