Nutrition Vocabulary Words

Question Answer
calorie an amount of food having an energy-producing value
carbohydrates any of various compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
proteins contain elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; include many compounds essential for life and are supplied by various foods such as meat, milk, beans, eggs, and nuts
fats a major class of energy-rich food, cannot be dissolved by water
colander a utensil with small holes for draining food
dehydration to remove water from foods
obesity very fat
starch a white odorless tasteless carbohydrate
nutrition the act or process of nourishing or being nourished-the process by which an animal or plant takes in and makes use of food substances
molecule the smallest particle of a substance having all the characteristics of the substance

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