Sorbitose

sorbitose --> l-sorbose

A very sweet reducing, but not fermentable, 2-ketohexose obtained from the berries of the mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae), and from sorbitol by fermentation with acetobacter suboxydans; l-sorbose is epimeric with d-fructose and is used in the manufacture of vitamin C.

Synonym: sorbin, sorbinose, sorbitose.

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