What is the food made by plants called?

1 Answer
Apr 26, 2018

Monosaccharides (sugars)


Plants make food by photosynthesis. The balanced chemical equation for the process is:


As you can see here, #C_6H_12O_6# is made. It is in the form of glucose, which is a monosaccharide sugar. Then, plants can use this for energy through about two to three more steps, in the process of Krebs cycle, glycolysis, and the electron transport chain #("ETP")#.

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