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Hexoses

hexoses (GB)
hexoa (ES)

Term (grch. hexa = six) for monosaccharides (simple sugars) with six carbon atoms in a sugar molecule. The best known representatives are glucose (grape sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar), which are also contained in grape must. In contrast to pentoses, these are easily fermentable by yeasts during fermentation and can be fermented to a low residual sugar level when dry. See also under sucrose.

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