wat is " relative sweetness " of sugars ?

Asked by shuchi.saumya | 23rd Jul, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Sugars or Saccarides are rated based on their sweetness level. it is a common accepted practise to rate sucrose as 100.relative sweetness is a measure of sweetness of other sugars in relation to sucrose.

Sugars sweeter than sucrose are ranked higher than 100, and those less sweet are ranked lower. For example:

Sucrose   100

Fructose  140

Glucose  70-80

Galactose  35

Maltose  30-50

Lactose  20

Answered by  | 25th Jul, 2010, 08:10: AM

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