Plants create carbohydrates during photosynthesis, and while the initial product of photosynthesis is glucose, plants store carbohydrates as one of several saccharides. The human body stores carbohydrates that it does no... More »

Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is considered a "macro-nutrient," which means that the body requires large amounts of it; however, unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, so it needs to b... More »

The term "haymaker" originated around 1400 and referred to a person who made hay by swinging a scythe, a long staff with a curved blade used to cut through the grass and weeds that comprise hay. Around 1907, the word was... More »

In oxygenic photosynthesis, cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of plants and algae turn carbon dioxide, water and photons into carbohydrates and free oxygen. Only some of this oxygen is used by the organism; the rest is ... More »

Chloroplasts in the cells of elodea and other plants perform photosynthesis, converting sunlight into biochemical energy stored as carbohydrates. Both plants and the animals that consume them require carbohydrates to fue... More »

Sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners commonly made from plant carbohydrates altered through a chemical process. They are called sugar alcohols due to their chemical structure, but they do not contain the ethanol... More » Food Food Facts

To sweeten food with honey for a diabetic, use only a moderate amount of honey in recipes, and include its number of carbohydrates in the diabetic meal plan, suggests Mayo Clinic. Honey has a sweeter taste than sugar, bu... More » Food Food Facts