Ingredient

Sucrose (sugar)

Presence in Nature
Chemical Formula

C12H22O11

Description

Sucrose is common table sugar. It is a disaccharide, a molecule composed of two monosaccharides: glucose and fructose. Sucrose is produced naturally in plants, from which table sugar is refined.

Common Uses

For human consumption, sucrose is extracted, and refined, from either sugar cane or sugar beet.