Glucose and fructose

jay733August 27, 2010

Just of curiosity, I heard that flower nectar is mostly sucrose but it has fructose and glucose as well in it. Why is it we only use sucrose. I heard honey has glucose and fructose but that it spoils. Is there just no safe way to duplicate this or?

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misss(5b)

Right. Sugar is the closest we can come to nectar. Honey is very dangerous for the birds. Read the FAQ under this heading.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 8:33PM
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