Energy from sun, digestion

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Colorado State University
Food Sci+Human Nutrition
FSHN 125
John Avens

28 August Learning Exercise #4 Energy from the sun is stored in: A. Live green plant tissue B. Dead animal tissue C. Living human tissue D. A, B and C E. None of above Sun is ultimate source of energy Green plants contain chlorophyll. Captures sun’s energy, stores it in plant tissue (all parts of the plant, not just green parts) Human consumes energy from plant, converted to energy in human Energy from sun stored in live green plants Energy stored in dead harvested plant tissue Dead plant nutrients eaten by human Energy and nutrients from dead plants/animals converted into live active human tissue Lumen – interior of tube Absorption into blood must occur Food must be broken down physically and chemically As “food processing machines,” y
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