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Spinach or cooked tuber diet

  1. Sep 2, 2015 #1
    Explain why eating a cooked tuber gives lots of calories whereas a bowl of spinach gives almost none even though they contain polymers of glucose but still spinach is used in diet! Explain why?

    Spinach is healthy?
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  3. Sep 2, 2015 #2


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    Different polymers of glucose have very different properties. You should look into the differences between starch and cellulose.
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