Definition of carbohydrate
: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (such as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods
Examples of carbohydrate in a Sentence
a food that is low in protein but high in carbohydrate
Recent Examples of carbohydrate from the Web
Lewis, who is now 58, resolved both issues by incorporating complex carbohydrates into every meal and getting his filling replaced.
This means that easily degradable components in fresh poo (carbohydrates, proteins and sugars) are broken down, leaving behind more stable ones.
Nutritional analysis per 1-tablespoon serving: 121 calories, 14 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, trace protein, no cholesterol, 15 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber, 98 percent of calories from fat.
Per serving: 329 calories, 28 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 39 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 12 g protein, 942 mg sodium, 2 g fiber Yield: 12 servings.
Per 1-cup serving: 2 calories (none from fat), no fat, no cholesterol, trace carbohydrates, trace protein, 13 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber.
Societies living along the shores of the Salish Sea at that time made their living by fishing, hunting deer and other game, and foraging or cultivating carbohydrate-rich root plants such as wapato.
Blueberry, for example has 160 calories and 19 grams of carbohydrates.
FODMAPs are specific types of carbohydrates (sugars) that pull water into the intestinal tract.
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First Known Use of carbohydrate
CARBOHYDRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carbohydrate for English Language Learners
: any one of various substances found in certain foods (such as bread, rice, and potatoes) that provide your body with heat and energy and are made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
CARBOHYDRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of carbohydrate for Students
: a substance (as a starch or sugar) that is rich in energy and is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
Medical Definition of carbohydrate
: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods
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