Thursday, November 18, 2004

Things People Eat

I saw artificial honey (sugar free) in the store today. Artificial honey? Why?

Artificial honey is the old synonym for invert sugar cream. In order to make a cream, starch sugar and starch syrup are accumulated in commercial made invert sugar.

Bee honey is an invert sugar formed by the enzyme invertase from nectar gathered by bees. Also bee honey consists basically of glucose and fructose. The honey bee's stomach emits an enzyme, invertase, that chemically breaks down the disaccharide sucrose into the two monosaccharides.

I'll take the real thing, thank you very much.

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