Energy Values of Foods

  • Gianni Tomassi
  • Nicolò Merendino


The human organism, like other higher animal organisms, derives the energy needed for its essential vital functions from the oxidation of organic substrates. In effect, the only form of energy that humans are able to utilise is the chemical energy contained in C-C or C-H bonds, while plants and vegetables can utilise solar energy in order to synthesise the complex molecules needed for their growth and survival [1].


Dietary Fibre Resistant Starch Mixed Diet Glycaemic Index Bomb Calorimeter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Tomassi
    • 1
  • Nicolò Merendino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly

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