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Identification and determination of free sugars in masuku fruit (Uapaca
by NIA. Sufi and MT. Kaputo, Zambia Journal of Science & Technology, Vol.2, no.,
January 1977, Pg. 23-25.
Free sugars of the masuku fruit [Uapaca kirkiana] were analysed. The masuku
juice was found to contain glucose [4.1%], fructose [2.7%], sucrose [1.5%],
xylose [0.2%] and traces of ribose, raffinose and galactose. The sugars were
identified by paper chromatography and were quantified by the ultraviolet
absorption spectrophotometry. The total free sugar content was 8.5%.
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