Definition of invert sugar in English:

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invert sugar

Pronunciation: /ˈinvərt ˌSHo͝oɡər/

noun

A mixture of glucose and fructose obtained by the hydrolysis of sucrose.
Example sentences
  • When sucrose is hydrolyzed the mixture of glucose and fructose is called invert sugar.
  • Watch out for other words that are used to describe added sugar, such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, hydrolysed starch and invert sugar.
  • Be aware that sucrose, glucose, glucose syrup, golden syrup, maple syrup, treacle, and invert sugar are all added sugars.

Origin

Late 19th century: invert from inverted, because of the reversal of optical activity involved in its formation (see the chemical sense of inversion.).

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