Fats/Lipids - Food & Nutrition

Information on fats and lipids.

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What are fat/lipids made of?

Fats/Lipids are made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

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What are the sources of fats/lipids?

Sources are divided into two groups, listed below:

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  • cheese, butter, cooking oil

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  • peanuts, avocado pear, egg yolk
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What are the functions of fats/lipids?

Functions of fats/lipids are:

  • to provide a concentrated energy source
  • to serve as an insulator of heat
  • to increase satiety
  • to make food taste better
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