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Carbohydrates

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noun

  1. An organic, nutritional compound composed of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Among the types of carbohydrates are starches, sugars and fiber, each with varying efficiency as a fuel source for the body. Carbohydrates contain four calories per gram.

First known use approximately: Mid 1800s

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