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What is the difference between Dextrose and Sucrose?

Asked by K. Parker, Last updated: Nov 16, 2020

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Corné

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Corné , College student, MBA, Geneva

Answered Nov 03, 2020

A lot of people think that sugar is very standard and there aren’t so many types that are available. The more that you know, the more that you will get to understand if you should have a preference or not. Dextrose and sucrose are the same in the sense that they can give you the shot of energy that you are searching for if you need it. The main difference is their level of sweetness. Sucrose is going to be sweeter as compared to dextrose. Sucrose will only have a moderate effect on your blood sugar as compared to dextrose which will have a stronger effect.
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Deborah , Corporate employee, MBA, Roermond

Answered Apr 13, 2020

Dextrose is known to be similar to glucose, which is also known as blood sugar. This is one of the reasons why whenever people would need to be more hydrated, they would need an IV line to be placed on their veins to supply their body with the right amount of dextrose. Sucrose is also known to be a type of simple sugar, but the type of molecules that are used are different from each other. Between the two, sucrose is considered to be the sweeter type of sugar probably because it contains not only dextrose but also fructose. If in case you are wondering what sucrose is in simple terms, it is table sugar.
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