Entirely New Type of Carbohydrate Discovered

Entirely New Type of Carbohydrate Discovered
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Australian researchers have discovered a new type of complex carbohydrate in barley, according to a study published in the journal Central Science.

The new compound is a type of polysaccharide—a carbohydrate which is made up of chains of different, simple sugar molecules bonded together—and is the first of its kind to be discovered in more than three decades.

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