"Why can't people eat grass as cows do?"
If you have ever asked yourself this question, this is the module for you. Here you will learn about the properties of carbohydrates, the main component of sugar, honey, and plant cell walls. You are probably familiar with the role that carbohydrates play in energy storage. But carbohydrates also have many other important roles in cells, such as structural support and cell-cell recognition. By the end of this module you should be able to answer the question asked above and understand carbohydrates and the roles they play a little better.