( SAK-AH-RAI -D ) FROM THE PERSIAN: ZAKARA = SUGARY SACCHARIDE, IS DEFINED AS A SIMPLE SUGAR, MEANING, ONE RATIO FORMULA UNIT OF ONE OF THE PURE CARBOHYDRATES WHEN A NATURAL CARBOHYDRATE, IS COMPOSED OF ONE RATIO FORMULA UNIT, IT IS CALLED A MONO SACCHARIDE. WHEN A NATURAL CARBOHYDRATE, IS COMPOSED OF TWO RATIO FORMULA UNITS IT CAN BE CALLED A BI-SACCHARIDE OR A DI-SACCHARIDE. WHEN A NATURAL CARBOHYDRATE, IS COMPOSED OF THREE RATIO FORMULA UNITS IT IS CALLED A TRI-SACCHARIDE A COMMERCIALLY MADE COMBINATION OF CARBOHYDRATE-SUGARS IS CALLED A POLY-SACCHARIDE.
an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
a simple sugar or compounds built from simple sugars
a single or combined sugar molecules.
a series of carbohydrates ranging from simple sugars to complex carbohydrates.