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Why is ATP produced in photosynthesis used to synthesize glucose?

In photosynthesis ATP is produced in light-dependent reactions only to go to the Calvin cycle to be turned into glucose to make ATP during respiration: Why isn't this ATP just directly released into ...
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Is sugar absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the mouth?

If you let a piece of candy melt in your mouth, but did not swallow it, would the sugar be absorbed through the walls of your mouth?
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Why doesn't sugar spoil?

Sugar contains a lot of easily accessible chemical energy. Why seemingly nothing likes to grow on it?
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How is sugar in fruit metabolized, or digested and used?

I thought before, in general, when we have sugar in our food, then the sugar goes in our bloodstream, and if there is too much sugar, then insulin is secreted by our pancreas, and the sugar is pushed ...