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Relevant Discipline: Food Science and Technonolgy/Biochemistry

Theme: Carbohydrates

          Recommended By: Mrs. Mainao Alina Gayary








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b) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORrnmBVmeBQ

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c) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzc_2c6GMg

(Duration of the video: 5:10min)




a) Description:

Carbohydrate is the most abundantly found biomolecule in nature. It is the main source of energy for all living organisms. The video explains the classification of carbohydrates with example of each type and their structures.


This video is contributed by Armando Hasdungan, the video was a part of 2014 Summer Scholarship Project with CSIRO called "The Hungry Microbiome".



Suitable for: For all students of biological sciences (Diploma, UG, PG level).


Learning outcome:

  •   Learn what is carbohydrate and its importance.
  • Different types of carbohydrates.
  •  Structural representation of alpha and beta glucose.\
  • Formation of alpha and beta glycosidic linkages in diasaccharides and polysaccharides.



b)  Description: The video gives diagrammatic explanation about the Fischer to Haworth and Chair projection for Glucose and Fructose which are two very important monosaccharides.


The video is contributed by Leah4sciMCAT.


Suitable for: For all students of biological sciences (Diploma, UG, PG level).


Learning outcome:

  • To draw Haworth and  and Chair projection for Glucose and Fructose from Fischer projection.


c)  Description:

The video gives an idea about how the carbohydrates are digested in the human body and the impact it gives following the digestion process.


The video is contributed by Richard J. Wood, TED-Ed. Published on Jan 11 2016.



Suitable for: Students, teacher, learner including laymen people.


Learning outcome:  

  • Carbohydrate is the nutritional component that gives energy.
  • Glucose, Fructose, Galactose are the simple sugar which combine together to form disaccharides and polysaccharides.
  • During digestion polysaccharides are broken down by digestive enzymes into simple sugars by cleaving the alpha or beta linkages.
  • Some portion of polysaccharides like starch  cannot be digested in small intestine and are called resistant starch.
  • Idea about glycaemia index of different foods.






The is another alternative to study about the classification of carbohydrate and their representation in different structural forms.


The theoretical content is contributed by IIT Guwahati (Course coordinator) in NPTEL.


Suitable for: For all Students of biological sciences (Diploma, UG, PG)


Learning outcome:

  • Classification of carbohydrates.
  • D- and L- notation of carbohydrate structure.
  • Hemiacetal formation of monosaccharide structure.


3.(E Book)

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Description: More detailed description in depth about carbohydrates including their types and reactivity or chemical properties..


The content referred is contributed by James N. BeMiller and Kerry C. Huber in chapter no.3 (Carbohydrates) with page no. 83-154, in the e-book entitled "Fennema's Food Chemistry, Fourth Edition" editted by Srinivasan Damodaran, Kirk L. Parkin, Owen R. Fennema is.


Suitable for: General study for students of biological sciences in Diploma, 12+, UG and PG.


Learning outcome:

  • Chemical reactivity of monosaccharide.
  • Chemical structures and properties of polysaccharides.
  • Modification of starch and their characterization.


          Recommended by: Mrs. Mainao Alina Gayary
          Affiliation: Assistant Professor ,FET
          Institution:Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
          Specialization:Food Processing Technology

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