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Examples of Monosaccharides

- glucose


- galactose


- fructose

Examples of Disaccharides

- maltose


- lactose


- sucrose

Examples of Polysaccharides

- starch


- glycogen


- cellulose

Function of Glucose

- glucose is used as an energy source for the body

Function of Lactose

- lactose, the sugar found in milk, provides energy to newborns until they are weaned



Function of Glycogen

- used as an energy source (short term only) and is stored in the muscles and the liver



Function of Fructose

- makes fruits sweeter which attracts animals, they eat the animals, and disperse the seeds found in fruits

Function of Sucrose

used as an energy source for the plant whereas cellulose fibers is what makes the plant cell wall strong