2.15 Polysaccharides

Poly means “many” and thus polysaccharides are made up of many monosaccharides (>10). There are 3 main classes of polysaccharides: starch, glycogen, and most fibers. The following sections will describe the structural similarities and differences between the 3 classes of polysaccharides that are divided in the figure below.


2.151 Starch

2.152 Glycogen

2.153 Fiber