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Definition: “Carbohydrates are the major energy-containing constituents of plants, making up between 60% and 90% of dry-matter (DM) weight. This class of nutrients comprises the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. A structural classification scheme separates carbohydrates into monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides.” Carbohydrates can be defined structurally generally as Monosaccharides- simple sugars. The most simple form of […]

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