L-(+)-Rhamnose monohydrate is used as a starting material for the production of furanones. It is an important material involved in the reaction of flavors developed during the preparation of various foods like bread, grilled meats, etc. It is also essential to test the permeability of the intestinal tract. Further, it is used as sweeting agent.
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