What Does Carbohydrate Mean?
Carbohydrates are chemical compounds made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, that are formed in plants and make up most of their connective tissue. They are an important nutrient for animals and humans and are, therefore, a major food class. Human and animal digestive systems convert carbohydrates into blood sugar to provide energy for muscles and organs. Extra sugar that the body does not need is stored in the liver and muscles for later use.