The Health Food Emporium Fructose or otherwise known as ‘fruit sugar’, is a low GI, naturally occurring simple monosaccharide found in berries, honey, tree fruit and some root vegetables.
Fructose is 1.5 times sweeter than sugar, which means that less fructose can be used to achieve the same sweetness as sugar. It has a similar, crystalline structure to sugar, which makes it very suitable in similar applications.
Many traditional recipes use fructose to flavour water and energy drinks. Fructose can also be used in baking to make soft moist cookies, nutrition bars and reduced-calorie products. Fructose also increases the viscosity of glazes and dairy products and adds more creaminess than sugar.