in our diets.
We need carbohydrates for energy.They are made by plants and then either used by the plants as energy or eaten by animals and humans for energy or as dietary fibre.
There are three main types of carbohydrates:
Sugars are the simplest form of carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are digested they turn into sugars.
There are several types of sugar:
- glucose-found in the blood of animals and in fruit honey
- fructose-found in frit, honey and cane sugar
- lactose-found in milk
- maltose-found in cereal grains and is used in beer-making.