# What is the food made by plants called?

Apr 26, 2018

Monosaccharides (sugars)

#### Explanation:

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

$6 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 6 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \stackrel{\text{sunlight")stackrel("chlorophyll}}{\to} {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} \left(a q\right) + 6 {O}_{2} \left(g\right)$

As you can see here, ${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}$ 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 $\left(\text{ETP}\right)$.