Molecule model, 3D print, full color. Scientifically correct, scaling 1 Angstrom = 1,0 cm.
Glucose (C6H12O6, also known as D-glucose, dextrose, or grape sugar) is a simple monosaccharide found in plants. A very important carbohydrate in biology, cells use it as the primary source of energy.
It is one of the three dietary monosaccharides, along with fructose and galactose, that are absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion.
Glucose is also one of the main products of photosynthesis and fuels for cellular respiration.