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Question: sugar inversion & act of invertase enzyme? From: aspurce Email: Fatma firstname.lastname@example.org Grade: undergrad City: turkey, State/Prov.: No state entered. Country: İstanbul Area: Biochemistry Message ID Number: 929090026.Bc Fructose is found at the end of the fruit jelly chemical analysis because of sugar inversion. But,How it can be possible that Fructose is not found at the end of the caramel jelly chemical analysis? Caramelization breaks open the fructose molecule and thus, there is no more fructose. Actually, there should be some fructose left but I suspect either your analytical method is not sensitive enough to detect it on there is interference from the malliard compounds. For more info, see: http://www.thenutfactory.com/kitchen/facts/facts-candy.html Carl Custer
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