Fructose (from the Latin word fructus, or 'fruit') is a monosaccharide belonging to the macronutrient group of carbohydrates. Fructose is one of two components of the disaccharide sucrose also known as 'sugar' (the other component is glucose). This means that food a food containing 50g of sugar has a fructose content of 25g (read on for more information regarding sucrose intake).
Fructose is naturally contained in most fruits, vegetables and grains in which fructose content can vary considerably. Though the fructose content has been measured within these food groups, fructose content can vary greatly depending on the food's degree of ripeness or origin. There are almost no natural foods that are completely fructose-free (see Fructose Intolerance for more information).
The crucial factor here is your personal tolerance threshold, which may vary a great deal: from well below 1g per day for people with HFI, up to 50g per day for those with mild forms of Fructose Malabsorption. Frusano products are generally very low in fructose because we use only fructose-free glucose syrup as a sweetener and select fruits that are naturally low in fructose such as red currants, or exotic fruits such as calamansi. The content of fructose, sucrose, and sorbitol is indicated in on the label of each product. In general, Frusano food products should pose no problem if consumed in moderate quantities. If your personal tolerance threshold is low, we advise that you select from our low-fructose or fructose-free products such as the natural biscuit over the coconut biscuit, or the rhubarb spread over the red currant spread.