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cosity and increased final gel strength, as compared to sucrose on an equal-weight basis.

Fructose is less glucogenic than is glucose or sucrose, so it has been recommended as a replacement for those sweeteners in the diets of diabetic and obese persons. However, fructose is more lipogenic than is glucose or starches and can cause increases in blood pressure, uric acid, and lactic acid in susceptible segments of the population (4).

In Europe small amounts of inulin syrup, which is primarily fructose with some fructooligosaccharides, is made and used. The primary source of the inulin is chicory. Jerusalem artichoke is an alternative source.

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