Disaccharides Examples

Disaccharides

Disaccharides are a type of carbohydrate or sugar molecule. The word root "di-" refers to two and saccharides refers to sugars. A disaccharide is a type of carbohydrate that is made of two sugar units bonded together.

Examples of Disaccharides:

1. Sucrose or table sugar

2. Lactose or milk sugar

3. Maltose found in cereals and candies.

4. Trehalose is a disaccharide formed by organisms to withstand periods of dessication.

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