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Glucose (Glc), is a monosaccharide (simple sugar) also known as grape sugar. Glucose is one of the main products of photosynthesis. The name comes from the Greek word glykys, meaning "sweet", plus the suffix "-ose" which denotes a sugar.


Though not scientifically the same a glucose, for culinary purposes, dextrose can be substituted for glucose and vica versa.

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