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Chemistry LibreTexts

1: Chemicals in Food

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  • The first of our four topics is about the food we eat. This topic starts with a brief introduction to interpreting chemical structures of organic molecules, which leads into looking at the main macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) that we take in and how we use them for energy, as well as the micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) we ingest and what purpose they serve.