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.