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Where Is Glucose Stored In Plants

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Carbohydrates

Sugars and starches are important carbohydrates that we take in often. Carbohydrates provide a great part of the energy in our diets. Foods rich in carbohydrates, including potatoes, bread, and maize, are usually the most abundant and cheapest when compared with foods high in protein and fat content. Carbohydrates are burned during body processes to produce energy, giving out carbon dioxide and water. Starches are found mainly in grains, legumes, and tubers, and sugars are found in plants and fruits. Sugars are the smallest units of carbohydrates, and when they join together, they form starch. Role of Carbohydrates The main role of carbohydrates in our diet is to produce energy. Each gram of carbohydrates provides us with about four calories. Carbohydrates also act as a food store. Our bodies also store carbohydrates in insoluble forms as glycogen or starch. This is because these two carbohydrates are compact. Carbohydrates are also combined with nitrogen to form non-essential amino acids. In plants, carbohydrates make up part of the cellulose, giving plants strength and structure. How are Carbohydrates Made? Plants can make their own food because they have chlorophyll in their gre Continue reading >>

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  1. Nirish Samant

    In which form excess of glucose stored in plants and animals and where it is stored?

  2. Ritika Goyal

    In plants, excess of glucose is stored in the form of starch. It is stored in roots, leaves, tubers, bulbs, etc.

    In animals, the excess of glucose is stored in the form of glycogen. It is stored in various organs of the body mainly in liver and muscles.

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