Define sucrose?

Sucrose is a complex molecule consisting of two monosaccchrides. In common language it is called as table sugar or cane sugar. Sucrose is the scientific name of sugar. The two monosaccchrides are glucose and fructose. Sucrose is a non reducing sugar. The chemical formula of sugar is C12H22O11. The linkage involved in the two monosaccchrides are glycosidic linkage. α form of glucose and β form of fructose forms the sugar. Plants use sucrose as a storage molecule. It is produced by plants naturally and are used by the plants cells for storing energy. Sucrose provides the energy required to perform physical and mental functions in our body. The body breaks down foods such as sucrose and starch into fructose and glucose during digestion. The fructose and glucose are metabolized by the body to release energy to the cells.

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