NCERT Class VI Science Solution: Chapter 2-Components of Food Part 1

Doorsteptutor material for CBSE/Class-6 Social-Sciences is prepared by world's top subject experts: fully solved questions with step-by-step explanation- practice your way to success.

Loading video

NCERT Class 6 Science Chapter 2: Components of Food

Question 1:

Name the major nutrients in our food.

Answer:

The major nutrients in our food are named carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, food contains dietary fibres and water which are also needed by our body.

As showing in images is a Name the major nutrients in our fo …

Name the Major Nutrients in Our Food

Loading image

Carbohydrates:

  • in scientific literature, the term "carbohydrate" has many synonyms, like "sugar”, “saccharide", "glucose”, “hydrate of carbon" or "polyhydroxy compounds with aldehyde or ketone".

As showing in images is a result for carbohydrates food

Carbohydrates Foods

Loading image

Proteins:

  • Protein is a macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes.

As showing in images is a result for proteins food

Food Items Rich in Proteins

Loading image

Fats:

  • Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein. Fats, also known as triglycerides, are esters of three fatty acid chains and the alcohol glycerol. The terms "lipid", "oil" and "fat" are often confused. "Lipid" is the general term, though a lipid is not necessarily a triglyceride.

As showing in images is a result for food high in fats

Result for Food High in Fats

Loading image

Vitamins:

  • A vitamin is an organic compound and an essential nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts. An organic chemical compound is called a vitamin when the organism cannot make the compound in sufficient quantities, and it must be obtained through the diet; thus, the term vitamin is conditional upon the circumstances and the particular organism.

As showing in images is a result for vitamins food

Source of Vitamin

Loading image