Lipids By: sam vanmeter

A lipid is an organic compound composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that doesn't mix with water.

It was discovered in 1854 by Berthelot M when he added fatty acids to glycerol which created synthetic neutral lipids.

The chemical makeup of an Unsaturated Lipid and Saturated Lipids.

What is it Used for?

Lipids are used in the body to store energy and form cell membranes

They can also supply cells with energy

It is used for energy when there are not enough carbohydrates in the body

Fatty Acids in food which are dietary fats can aid in development and growth for the body, cells can also utilize them for help in functioning

Where do Lipids Come From?

Can be extracted from plants, and produced by the body when too many calories are consumed from a drink or food, produced in the endoplasmic reticulum in animal and plant cells


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