Consider the following types of sugar:

  1. Glucose
  2. Fructose
  3. Galactose
  4. Sucrose
  5. Lactose
  6. Cellulose
  7. Starch

Which of the above are monosaccharides?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Sucrose and Lactose are Disaccharides, whereas Cellulose and Starch are Polysaccharides. Oligosaccharides are carbohydrates made of maximum of 10 Monosaccharides.

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