Simple carbohydrates are also called simple sugars and yes, they have a sweet taste.The simplistic nature of these chemicals has to do with their molecular structure. As the name implies, the structure of these molecules are simple and small. The two basic types of simple carbohydrates are monosaccharides (made of one sugar unit) and disaccharides (made up of two sugar units).
The diagram uses two colored boxes to represent two different monosaccharides. Using the two monosaccharides as the building blocks for disaccharides, three different types of disaccharides are modeled.
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