Fructose, also known as levulose, is a monosaccharide sugar that occurs naturally in honey and a number of fruits. It is used as a flavoring and sweetening agent in foods. Fructose is the sweetest sugar, sweeter than the other monosaccharide sugars glucose and sucrose 1. It is approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2.
This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:
- AmbroStart® Drink Mix
- TruPLENISH™ Chocolate Nutritional Supplement Shake
- TruPLENISH™ Vanilla Nutritional Supplement Shake
- Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.
- Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.