Lipids

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Definition & Interesting things

  • Lipids are any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents.
  • Lipids include natural oils, waxes, and steroids
  • They can be extracted from plants & animals using non-polar solvents; ether, chloroform, & acetone.

Functions & Where They Are Found

  • Lipids are fats, which include using them for energy storage & insulation.
  • They can be found in the cells of the organism and sometimes they can be found in the hormones that are formed in the body.

Types of Lipids

  • saturated fat- milk, cheese, meat, palm oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil
  • monounsaturated fat- olive, peanut, canola oils
  • polyunsaturated fat- sunflower, sesame, corn, soybean, safflower oil, & seafood.
  • trans fat- potato chips, crackers, cookies, salad dressings, margerines

Link to my "real life"

  • energy production & storage
  • insulation & protection
  • digestion & absorption
  • cell wall structure
  • hormone production


- Salad with dressing

- Snack foods

- Milk, cheese, & meat

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Lipids