Lipids

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  • Lipids (fats)
    • Enhance flavor and palatability
    • Twice the amount of energy than carbohydrates
    • Large amount of energy stored in a small mass (e.g. seeds)
    • Organic molecules found in every type of cell
    • Insoluble in water
    • Soluble in organic solvents (e.g. ethanol)
    • Most common lipids that we eat are triglycerides
      • These are used as energy stores in plants and animals
        • Triglycerides are made up of 3 fatty acids and 1 glycerol molecule
          • The bond that is formed between each fatty acid and the glycerol is know as the ester

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Tilly - Team GR

Very nice mind map! Maybe add a bit of colour to some of the boxes but other than that great info! 

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