Napoleon's Buttons: Chapter 3 - Glucose

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Jay Burreson, Penny Le Couteur

... in which we learn:


-how sugar influenced the salve trade and the industrial revolution;

-about the different types of sugar molecules and what they look like;

-why certain people are lactose intolerant;

-the effect of glucose on the brain;

-about the relationship between the chemical structure of a molecule and its sweetness;

-about artificial sweetners and why they are perceived as sweet.