Carbohydrates

Food & Nutrition

BASIC FOOD NUTRIENTS

Nutrients that are required in a fairly large quantity by the body are referred to as macro nutrients while micro nutrients are required in a very little quantity. All these nutrients perform specific functions in the body and their lack or shortage in our diet results to deficiencies. CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are made up of carbon, […]

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Biology

ANIMAL NUTRITION

ANIMAL NUTRITION (FOOD SUBSTANCES) Food is a complex energy-rich organic matter which living organism feed on to obtain nutrients and substances necessary for life. Food substances are classified to six groups (i) Carbohydrate     (ii) Protein       (iii) Fat and oils    (iv)  Mineral salts  (v) Vitamins     (vi) Water and roughages. Carbohydrates These are made up of carbon,

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Chemistry

CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates are naturally occurring organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygenwith oxygen in the ratio 1:2 as in water.  The general molelcular formula of carbohydrates is Cx(H2O)y  or  CxH2yOy.  Carbohydrates are generally polydroxyl aldehydes, ketones or any compound that on hydrolysis yields any of the polyhydroxides.  They are synthesized in green plants by photosynthesis.  

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PHE

FUNCTIONS OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF FOOD

CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are one of the essential macronutrients that play a crucial role in providing energy for the body. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, with a general chemical formula of (CH2O)n, where “n” represents the number of repeating units, or monomers. Carbohydrates come in various forms, including simple sugars like glucose,

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