What are complex carbohydrates also known as?

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Aug 29, 2016


Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates. There are several complex carbohydrates: all are chains of smaller sugar molecules.


Most common complex carbohydrates are starch , stored by plants and glycogen , stored in animals.

Most abundant polysaccharide is cellulose , present in cell wall of plants. In animal kingdom, most abundant polysaccharide is chitin , present in exoskeleton of arthropods.

Complex polysaccharide molecules are also present in cell wall of bacteria, as well as in fungus.