Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates Anatomy

Part of the JC’s occasional series on carbohydrates
Pasta | rice | questioning | bread | fruit

Some organic compounds with hydrogen and oxygen in a 2:1 ratio, yesterday.

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(Pl. n) Any of a large group of organic compounds occurring including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen — like water! — and as foodstuffs they break down to release energy.

Our favourite kinds of carbohydrates include rice, pasta orzo - which is a pasta which identifies as rice, and creates all kinds of ethcial issues at the carbohydrate Olympics — and of course dear old bread.

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