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date: 09 August 2020

carbohydrate 

Source:
A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management
Author(s):

Will Manley,

Katharine Foot,

Andrew Davis

A biological molecule made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. As a food, carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body and are made up of sugars, starches, and fibre, all of which are essential in a balanced diet. They are broken down by digestion into glucose, which is then transported around the body. There are many sources of carbohydrates, from simple sugars in fruit or milk to more complex starches found in cereals and potatoes.... ...

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