Learning Exercise #30
The primary function of food fat (triglycerides) in the human is
*A. Provides energy
B. Regulates body processes
C. Provides body tissue structure
What are the functions of dietary fat in the human?
Transporting fat-soluble vitamins
Essential fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic)
Explain the structural composition of fat (glyceride), in terms of
Subunits (fatty acids, glycerol)
Triglyceride made of 3 fatty acids bonded to glycerol
Most food fats are triglycerides
What causes variety and specificity?
Characteristics (variety, specificity) caused by
Number of fatty acids
1 = monoglyceride 2 = diglyceride
3 = triglyceride
Fatty acid carbon chain length
Degree of unsaturation
Explain the differences between
In terms of
What is saturated?