Asked by  | 17th Jul, 2009, 07:42: AM

Expert Answer:

Maltose, or malt sugar, is composed of two glucose units linked by an alpha bond. It is produced from the chemical decomposition of starch. Maltose can be broken down into two glucose molecules by hydrolysis.

Sucrose is formed when glucose and fructose are held together by an alpha bond. It is found in sugar cane or sugar beets. Sucrose is an easily assimilated macronutrient that provides a quick source of energy to the body, provoking a rapid rise in blood glucose upon ingestion.


Answered by  | 19th Jul, 2009, 12:31: PM

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