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Chapter 2 Class 6 - Components of Food

This is the second chapter where we learn more about Food in Class 6. In this chapter, we will learn about the basic components of food i.e. what is our food made up of.


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Now, let's look at what we will be studying in this chapter.

In Basic components of Food Class 6, we learn about the nutrients that we get from the food that we eat which are - 

  • Carbohydrates 
  • Fats 
  • Minerals 
  • Proteins 
  • Vitamins 

We will learn about these nutrients by performing various tests such as the test for starch, test for proteins etc.

Along with this, we will also learn about how to create a balance of these nutrients in our diet and if we do not consume these nutrients in adequate value then they can lead to their deficiency causing various diseases such as

  • Anaemia
  • Goitre
  • Night Blindness
  • Scurvy


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