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Six facts about carbohydrates. Carbohydrates contain carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Carbohydrate monomers are called monosaccharides e.g. glucose and fructose. Two monomers are joined by a glycosidic bond to form a disaccharide e.g. sucrose.What are the key functions of carbohydrates?
Key Takeaways The four primary functions of carbohydrates in the body are to provide energy, store energy, build macromolecules, and spare protein and fat for other uses. Glucose energy is stored as glycogen, with the majority of it in the muscle and liver.