Glucose

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Glucose Syrup

Sources of glucose include:

  • Refined "glucose powder" is almost pure glucose and is sold as a dietary supplement. It is often available as glucose tablets, which enables "invalids" to get sugars straight into the bloodstream without any digestion.
  • Most of the industrial glucose is refined corn syrup, which contains both glucose and a quite large amount of dextrin. The corn syrup is manufactured through the hydrolysis of Corn Starch to yield glucose.
  • Pure glucose drinks are good sources of instant energy for sports people

Further Reading

  • Davidson, A. (1999) The Oxford Companion to Food, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0192115790.