Main simple carbohydrates
Types of simple carbohydrates
SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATE CLASSES
How are simple carbohydrates divided?
Carbohydrates are divided into simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates.
From a scientific standpoint, simple carbohydrates are exclusively made up of simple sugar molecules. They are known as monosaccharides. Monosaccharides are simple carbohydrates. They contain between 3 and 6 carbon atoms. They are characterized by not decomposing in simpler elements, that is to say they do not not hydrolyze.
From a dietary standpoint, monosaccharides (single sugar molecule) and disaccharides (consisting of two simple sugar molecules together) can be considered as simple carbohydrates. Disaccharides hydrolyze (break down), producing two monosaccharides.
Carbohydrates belonging to monosaccharides
Among the major simple carbohydrates belonging to monosaccharides we have the following:
Some food with simple carbohydrates
Carbohydrate belonging to disaccharides
Among the major carbohydrate belonging to disaccharides we would include the following:
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