## Sweet Tooth Maths 2

March 27, 2013#### Gather round mathpiggies.

#### Today we are going to be Food Scientists; food science needs maths and this food science is important for your health and diet.

#### Before we do the maths we must understand the science of sugar. Here is a simple explanation.

#### In the USA corn, which is 100% glucose, undergoes an industrial process that breaks down the long glucose chains and converts some glucose to fructose because fructose delivers a bigger sweetness hit on your tongue and corn is cheap. The resulting HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is, on average, 60% fructose.

#### Now we can do the maths.

#### This important information below comes from the Goran Labs

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# Food Science Maths

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# Fast Food Maths

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#### 1. Draw up a bar graph of the weight of sugar(sucrose) and fructose for 8 drinks.

#### 2. Plot the weight of sugar(sucrose) and fructose for 8 drinks on axes.

#### 3. Assuming that 100ml of soft drink weighs 100g – this is realistic- calculate the percentage of sugar(sucrose) and fructose. This exercise is to see if students are paying attention. It is very easy!

#### 4. Drinking too much sugar in any form is not advisable, but fructose in large quantities just adds calories without satisfying your hunger. Which drinks are loaded with fructose?

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