Carbohydrates are organic compounds which contain only three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Carbohydrates with one ring of carbons are called monosaccarides; with two they are disaccarides and with any more their name is polysaccarides.

Testing for carbohydrates[edit | edit source]

Testing for starch[edit | edit source]

add iodene solution to your food sample, a positive result is if it turns bluey black

Testing for reducing sugars[edit | edit source]

Why we need carbohydrates[edit | edit source]

Carbohydrates are the main energy source for the body.

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