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Disaccharide consisting of glucose and fructose moieties.
Figure legend: Sugar maple sap is rich in sucrose, which is the primary means by which plants move energy extracellularly around their 'bodies'. Though it starts out rich in sucrose, with time after collection microorganisms that come to contaminate the sap can breakdown some of the sucrose into the constituent fructose and glucose. This can contribute to a lowering in the grade of the resulting maple syrup, which is based upon color. The pictured tree is found in my brother's front yard.