What is Carbohydrate? What Are The Carbohydrate Forms In Foods?



Carbohydrates are the basic structural compound and the primary source of energy for all organisms. They provide fast but short-term energy. Because they are absorbed quickly, they cause an increase in blood sugar.


Carbohydrate Types


- Simple Carbohydrates

Monosaccharides

Disaccharides

Complex Carbohydrates

Polysaccharides


Foods Containing Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates in foods; It is found in 3 forms: sugar, starch and fiber.


As sugar; honey, nectar, fruits, vegetables, desserts, chocolate


As starch; rice, potatoes, beans, whole wheat pasta, cereal, breakfast cereals


As fiber; nuts, seeds, whole wheat bread, whole grains, legumes, brown rice

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