The body requires less effort to break down monosaccharides, resulting in easier digestion and more energy for the body than disaccharides. Monosaccharides include fructose, glucose and galactose, while disaccharides inc... More »

Disaccharides are made up of two, simple, sugar molecules, or monosaccharides, which result from a condensation reaction and the loss of a molecule of water. Disaccharides are the most basic form of polysaccharides, and ... More »

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A monosaccharide is a simple carbohydrate that is composed of a single sugar subunit. Monosaccharides do not hydrolyze with other compounds to yield other sugars like polysaccharides and disaccharides do. More »

A monosaccharide is a simple sugar whereas a polysaccharide consists of chains of monosaccharides or disaccharides bonded together. Both types of molecules are sugars that can be used by organisms as sources of energy. More »

There are many examples of disaccharides. Disaccharides are carbohydrates that form by the combination of two monosaccharides, according to Reference.com. Some examples include sucrose, lactose, maltose and cellobiose wh... More »

The general chemical formula for disaccharides is Cn(H2O)m. As a disaccharide, sucrose is composed of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose in the molecular formula C11H22O11. Other common disaccharides include lactos... More »

The low-FODMAP diet involves restricting foods high in short-chain carbohydrates, also known as fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. Short-chain carbohydrates contribute to irritable ... More »

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