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FSHN 125 Lecture Notes - Skimmed Milk, Monounsaturated Fat, Cholesterol

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Food Sci+Human Nutrition
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FSHN 125
John Avens

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20 September
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
Learning Objective
What are the functions of dietary fat in the human?
*Providing energy
Transporting fat-soluble vitamins
Essential fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic)
*Primary function
Learning Objective
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
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