Brands of Glucose Powder

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Brands of Glucose Powder
Your body can distinguish the differences between glucose, fructose and sucrose. (Strawberry with icing sugar image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.com)

Glucose is also known as dextrose, a simple form of sugar found in our blood that provides us with energy. Biochemically, glucose and dextrose are the same molecules. Dextrose is a natural sugar found in fruits, honey and cornflour. Today, chefs and pastry makers use this natural sugar called glucose powder to make our favourite foods such as cakes, cookies, candies, ice creams and sorbets.

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PatisFrance Glucose Powder

This glucose powder is made in France and is imported to the United States. The powder has shelf life of 12 months and you are supposed to store it in a dry place. The product is made of wheat-based glucose syrup and is used for sorbets and ice creams. PatisFrance glucose powders are found in stores and online and come in 11-pound bags. PatisFrance also makes glucose in liquid syrup form.

Thornton & Ross Glucose Powder

Glucose is also widely used among bodybuilders because it provides energy for the body before and after exercise. Thornton & Ross is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in United Kingdom. The back of their glucose product claims that the powder is valuable at times of stress, convalescence, loss of appetite, listlessness in children and travel sickness. The company claims its product to be a useful source of energy before or after physical exertion. You can add this powder to your protein shake or simply mix it with water or juice.

Nature's Flavors Organic Dextrose Powder

This organic glucose powder is made from tapioca and is free of genetically modified organisms, which means it's completely organic and natural. The product is made with all plant and vegetable products, so it's also vegan-friendly. The powder is gluten-free and therefore can be used for fermentation of beer. According to Nature's Flavors, Dextrose helps bring your glycogen levels up when taken after workouts. The product can be taken at approximately 50 to 100 grams for bodybuilding purposes. You can also use this powder at home as a general sweetener.

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