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Compounds that contain the element carbon.
Organic compounds broken down into sugar by the body and used as a source of energy.
Simple carbohydrates composed of single sugar units.
Carbohydrates composed of two or more sugar units combined. Oligosaccharides include a type of carbohydrate called disaccharides which are composed of exactly two sugar units.
Carbohydrates composed of many sugar units joined together by dehydration synthesis.