Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Dietary carbohydrate

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Dietary carbohydrate

(Science: nutrition) carbohydrates present in food comprising digestible sugars and starches and indigestible cellulose and other dietary fibres.

The former are the major source of energy. The sugars are in beet and cane sugar, fruits, honey, sweet corn, corn syrup, milk and milk products, etc.; the starches are in cereal grains, legumes, tubers, etc.