Glycerol is a colorless, odorless, sweet tasting, syrupy liquid. It is 60% as sweet as sucrose and has a caloric value of 4.32 per gram. Glycerol is technically a sugar alcohol. It is 60% as sweet as sucrose and has a caloric value of 4.32 per gram. Glycerol is technically a sugar alcohol.
Disaccharides: Contain two units of monosaccharides, Example: sucrose ( table sugar) Trisaccharides: Contain three units of monosaccharides Polysaccharides: Contain many monosaccharide units, Examples: Glycogen ( from animal kingdom), starch ( from plant kingdom).
The word-ending "-saccharide" does not necessarily indicate that the chemical or group or category of chemicals is a sugar. See more examples of prefixes and suffixes used in biology - general biology, not all medical terms. The two main categories of sugars are monosaccharides and disaccharides.