Constitutes 3 elements : Carbon, Hydrogen and
Daily requirement 500 gms. 1 gm gives 17 KJ of
Sources : 3 main cereals (wheat, rice and maize),
sugar cane, milk, fruits, honey, beet, etc.
They are of 3 types : Cellulose, Starch and Sugar.
Structurally, carbohydrates are of 3 types :
Monosaccharides, Disaccharides and Polysaccharides.
Excess carbohydrate is stored in the liver in the
form of glycogen.