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Galactose is a sugar of the hexose class. It is a constituent of lactose and many other polysaccharides.

Galactose, similarly to glucose, is a simple sugar belonging to simple carbohydrates.

During digestion, galactose is broken down into glucose releasing 4 calories per gram.

Galactose is mostly found in lactose (milk and yoghurt) which is digested to galactose and glucose. Some other products may also contain galactose, this includes lactose or galactose-free dairy products – milk, yoghurts, cheese, creams, and ice creams

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