Definition of carbohydrate.: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (such as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods.What are the 3 types of carbohydrates?
Video of the Day. Often referred to as simple and complex carbohydrates, the three types of carbs — sugar, starch, and fiber — all have a place in your diet. Simple carbohydrates are monosaccharides and disaccharides, while starches and fiber are polysaccharides.What are facts about carbohydrates?
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.