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Carbohydrates are the main source of energy to
supply our cells with energy
Cells release their energy by oxidising a sugar called
glucose by a process called cell respiration
Glucose is found naturally in many sweet tasting
foods such as fruits and vegetables
There are 3 types of carbohydrates…

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Carbohydrates make up 5% of the human body
Starch is only found in plant tissues
Starch is a large insoluble molecule; because it
doesn't dissolve it is found as a storage
carbohydrate in many plants such as potatoes, rice,
wheat and millet
Cellulose is also a polymer of glucose;…


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