Additions and corrections

The confusing world of dietary sugars: definitions, intakes, food sources and international dietary recommendations

J. Hess, M. E. Latulippe, K. Ayoob and J. Slavin

Food Funct., 2012, 3, 477–486 (DOI: 10.1039/c2fo10250a). Amendment published 1st August 2012.

The authors would like to correct following text, found on page 478,

“Monosaccharides do not appear naturally in the diet, but are generated by the digestive enzymes in the small intestinal mucosa. Lactose is the sugar in milk, sucrose is the sugar in fruits, sugar beets, and sugar cane, and maltose is produced by starch digestion in the mouth and small intestine.”

to say, “Few monosaccharides occur naturally in foods. Lactose is the sugar in milk, and fruits and vegetables contain a mixture of sucrose, glucose and fructose. Apples and pears are examples of foods with higher amounts of fructose, but that also contain sucrose.”

Also, on p. 479, Table 1, it should be noted that fructose is listed in the USDA database.

The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for these errors and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.

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