oligosaccharides

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oligosaccharides Carbohydrates composed of 3–10 monosaccharide units (with more than 10 units they are termed polysaccharides). Those composed of fructose, galactose or isomaltose have prebiotic action and encourage the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.

fructo-oligosaccharides

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fructo‐oligosaccharides See oligosaccharides.