SCIENCE digestive system
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organic compounds found in foods and living tissues, made of sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
simplest form of carbohydrates (glucose and
Two simple sugars chemically combined (process is called dehydration synthesis)
Many monosaccharides joined together in a
about 1000 glucose molecules
indigestible for humans, & is the
main component of fiber
how our body stores glucose
A type of fat. They are fuel reserve molecules (energy rich). Act as protective surface coatings and insulation.
Made up of 3 fatty acids and a molecule of glycerol. The fatty acids are identified by the
-COOH attached to one end and are typically 5-22