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POLYSACCHARIDES HOMOGLYCAN MONOSACCHARIDES Name of Sugar Plant/Animal Source Scientific Name Family Name Use/s XYLOSE Corn cobs Zea mays Poaceae Use as a diagnostic Agent to evaluate intestinal Absorption. FRUCTOSE Sugar Cane Saccharum officinarum Poaceae Used in flavored water, energy drinks, low-calorie products DEXTROSE Honey Apis mellifera Apidae Antidote for acute alcohol intoxication DISACCHARIDES SUCROSE Sugar beet Beta vulgaris subsp. Amaranthaceae Used to produce other types of refined sugar, such as molasses and brown sugar. MALTOSE Cornmeal Zea mays Poaceae Enriched with thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and iron. LACTOSE Cow Bos taurus Bovidae Contains important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D. OLIGOSACCHARIDES RAFFINOSE Broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica Brassicaceae Used for preventing cancer of the prostate, breast, colon, bladder, and stomach. STACHYOSE Green Beans Phaseolus vulgaris Fabaceae Green beans contain a high amount of chlorophyll that helps in the prevention of cancer/ carcinogenic effect.

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