By:Akshaya K. and Bhavana K.
Many animals store excess sugar in a polysaccharide called glycogen, or animal starch.
Examples of Carbohydrates
Functional Groups Found in Carbohydrates
Hydroxyl and the Carbonyl are found in carbohydrates.
- Providing energy
- Regulating blood glucose
- Sparing the use of proteins for energy
- Breakdown of fatty acids
- Preventing Ketosis
- Biological recognition process
- Source of Dietary fibers.
Strong bonds are needed in its structure for all of the functions to be carried by carbohydrates.