By Emily F. & Mady W.

What are the major function?

Carbohydrates are used to make glucose which provide you with energy that you need. Carbohydrates are use in the brain and in the nervous systems.

What are some foods rich in Carbohydrates?

-Granulated Sugar





-Flour, Cakes, and Cookies




-Milk and milk products-sugar sweetened

-Breads and Other Grains


Two Recipes with Carbohydrates

Apple Tart with Frozen Yogurt

Prep: 15 min, Cook: 45 min.

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 6 lbs. apples, peeled, halved and cored

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

  • 4 cups butter pecan frozen yogurt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt butter in a 12-14 inch heavy ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle sugar over melted butter. Arrange apples, cored side up, in concentric circles over sugar. Pack skillet tightly. Cook apples 15-20 minutes over medium high heat or until a golden caramel is formed and apples are softened. Remove skillet from heat and allow apples to cool slightly. Roll pastry out to form a circle. Set pastry dough over apples and cover completely, tucking pastry in at the edges. Bake 30-35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and crisp. Cool 5-10 minutes. Run a spatula around the edge of the skillet and invert tart onto a large platter. Serve with frozen yogurt.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep: 10 min, Cook: 5 min.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted

  • 2 Tbs. sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, more for cooking, 2 Tbs. melted

  • 1 egg

  • 1-1/2 cups maple syrup

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine buttermilk, 2 Tbs. melted butter and egg in another bowl. Whisk well. Fold dry ingredients into buttermilk mixture. Do not overwork, batter should be lumpy. Heat a heavy griddle. Brush lightly with butter. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter onto hot griddle. Cook until holes begin to appear on top and pancakes are golden brown. Turn and cook 2 minutes or until pancakes are done. Serve with butter and syrup.

What you should know about Carbohydrates

You need to eat carbohydrates in order to perform in physical activities. Not all carbohydrate are bad for you because without carbohydrates means you can't perform.

What are the different types of Carbohydrates? Do they all do the same thing?

There are two different types of carbohydrates, they're complex and simple sugars. Complex carbohydrates are made up of many, many molecules of sugar which are bound together. Simple sugars are make up of only one or two molecule of glucose. They don't do the same thing, simple sugars are made up of sugar, and complex carbohydrate are the starch foods.