Grain products are rich sources of carbohydrates

A carbohydrate is an organic compound consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, with, in most cases, a hydrogen:oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 (as in water). In biochemistry the term is a synonym of saccharide. The word saccharide comes from the Greek word σάκχαρον (sákkharon), meaning "sugar".

In food science the term carbohydrate often means food that that is particularly rich in the complex carbohydrate starch (such as cereals, bread, and pasta) or simple carbohydrates, such as sugar (found in candy, jams, and desserts).[1]

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Plant foods like cereals, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, plantains and corn are good sources of starch. They give us the energy we need to do daily activities. These starchy foods also give us important vitamins and minerals.


See Talk:Carbohydrate


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