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kym02 2 years ago what foods contain reducing and non reducing sugars?

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1. abb0t

A reducing sugar is any sugar that either has an aldehyde group or is capable of forming one in a reaction thru isomerism. The first example that should come to mind is glucose, which can form a $$\beta (1 \rightarrow 4)$$ linkage. Sucrose, on the otherhand, is a non-reducing sugar. And is bascially the opposite of a reducing sugar. It doesn't form or have aldehydes in a basic environmet.

2. Dean.Shyy

This may help: http://is.gd/1TZOMK

3. kym02

thanks :)

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