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A carbohydrate is a macro-nutrient. It is called “macro” because it is needed in large proportions in the diet. Carbohydrates have the basic formula Cn(H2O)n, hence they are considered hydrated carbons. They fall in four major categories. Monosaccharides Disaccharides Oligosaccharides Polysaccharides Let’s take a closer look at each of these. Monosaccharides These are the smallest […]

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Living things are always advancing towards a trajectory of death. We spring up, mature and then we die. Foods will eventually decay but there are ways to reduce their deterioration, allowing longer shelf life. Foods deteriorate due to two reasons, (1) food safety problems and (2) food quality problems. Food safety problems involve issues of food contamination with […]

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