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Cereals are mainly rich in
A) Glucose
B) Maltose
C) Proteins
D) Starch

Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint:The edible seeds or grains belonging to the grass family are known as cereals. The example of cereals include rice, wheat, maize, barley, millet and sorghum which are cultivated in different parts of the world.

Complete answer:
Cereals are the most important food source and major source of energy. The main advantages of cereals include production at low cost, easy to store, easy to transport and have long shelf life if kept in drier condition.
The plant's rice and wheat accounts for half of the world's cereals production. Wheat is the largest cultivated cereal in the world and rice is the second highest cultivated cereal. Cereals are considered as the staple food. The first ever crop that was cultivated by humans was a cereal. Cereals are a very important and popular part of the human diet.
All cereals belong to the grass family called Gramineae. Cereals are generally known as carbohydrate rich food as they contain approximately 75% of carbohydrates. The major component of cereals is starch, present in the form of granules.
Cereals are not only rich in starch but they do contain other nutrients. Cereals also contain nutrients like proteins, B vitamins, vitamin E and minerals. The protein content of the cereals is approximately 6-15%. The cereals also contain sugars like maltose, fructose and sucrose but in very low concentrations. Lipids are only present in very few amounts in cereals.
Therefore, the correct answer is option D.
Note: Cereals are a good source of potassium but contain very less amount of sodium. Cereals also contain minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.Lipids are only present in very few amounts in cereals.