What are Carbohydrates?
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Carbohydrates

bowl of white rice
Rice has a lot of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are foods which give you energy. They are called carbohydrates because they are made of hydrocarbon molecules. Mostly they are either starches or sugars.

Sugar
Sugar also has a lot of carbohydrates

Some foods which have a lot of carbohydrates in them are fruit, oatmeal, bread, honey, sugar, rice, corn, millet, barley, noodles, and alcohols like wine and beer.

Look at the nutrition information on the boxes in your cupboards or in the store. Which foods have a lot of carbohydrates?
More about Protein and Fat

Bibliography and further reading about carbohydrates:

More about Protein
More about Fat
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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