Definition of fruit sugar in US English:

fruit sugar

noun

  • another term for fructose
    • ‘If you have a sweet tooth, you'll appreciate that almost all of our foods contain fructose, a natural fruit sugar that burns slowly in your body to provide long-lasting energy, unlike ordinary table sugar.’
    • ‘Agave nectar is a fruit sugar, which absorbs more slowly into the bloodstream and is suitable for diabetics, since it's much lower on the glycemic index.’
    • ‘Health visitors from all over the country pleaded for clearer labelling - sodium should be labelled as salt, fructose as fruit sugar for example.’
    • ‘Fructooligosaccharide is a fruit sugar and is often used as a prebiotic in the treatment of Candida.’