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monosaccharides

mono-saccharides (GB)

From a sugar molecule built up simple sugar. These include the in grape mainly occurring types of sugar fructose (Fructose) and glucose (Dextrose), as well as mannose in orange peel and galactose as a component of milk sugar. The first two are part of the double sugar sucrose, All hexoses and pentoses are monosaccharides. See also under sugar,

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