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Glycides



Sugar cane: high content of sucrose glycide

What are glycides

Glycerides are organic biomolecules formed hydrogen, oxygen and carbon.

In living beings, they have two important functions: generating energy and acting in the formation of body parts of living beings.

The main glycids:

- Glucose: It is an energy glycide, also known as dextrose, found in honey sugar, grapes and other fruits.

- Sucrose: also energetic, is found mainly in sugar cane and beet. It is the common sugar widely used worldwide.

- Starch: glycid that serves in plants as an energy reserve.

- Cellulose: has the function of forming the cell walls of plants.