Essential Nutritional Contents Of The Food Label

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BIOMOLECULES

It is from the foods we eat that we get the essential compounds that our body needs. These types of compounds are used by our body for energy and growth. In this chapter, you will learn about biomolecules and their functions in the human body.

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Nutrition Facts
Objectives
To examine nutrition facts from food labels To recognize the importance of knowing the food labels

Materials food label paper pen
Procedures
1. Examine carefully the nutrition facts of the food label.
2. Take note of the essential nutritional contents of the food product label.
3. Answer the following questions: a. What are the important nutritional contents of the food product?
b. What do you think are the functions of these food
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5. Why is there a need for the consumers to be aware of the food products’ label?
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11.0 Biomolecules Biomolecules are organic compounds that are essential for life. These molecules have essential functions like as source of energy, materials for building new body mass such as muscles, and other molecules with essential functions like hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. These biomolecules are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nuclei acids. Biomolecules are called polymers (large molecules) which are composed of smaller molecules known as monomers.
11.1 Elements Present in Biomolecules Biomolecules are organic compounds, thus they are composed primarily of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Other biomolecules contain nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus. These are the same elements found in organic compounds like formaldehyde, methane, acetic acid, and alcohol. But these compounds are not biological compound.
Biomolecules contain the elements, C, H, O, N, P, and sulfur.

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These types of compounds are used by our body for energy and growth.
Biomolecules are organic compounds that are essential for life. These molecules have essential functions like as source of energy, materials for building new body mass such as muscles, and other molecules with essential functions like hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. These biomolecules are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nuclei acids.
Carbohydrates are composed of smaller molecules that are known as monosaccharides such as glucose (blood sugar) and disaccharide sucrose (table sugar). These biomolecules contain the elements C, H, and O. The primary function of carbohydrates is as the energy source.
Lipids or fats and oils are composed of fatty acids and glycerol. Fats are formed when at least three fatty acid molecules combine with one glycerol molecule. Lipids contain the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus. The primary functions of lipids are for energy storage and as the main material for the cell membrane

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