What Are Macronutrients? - Definition, Functions & Examples


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How many calories are found in lipids?

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1. How many calories do proteins have?

2. What defines a macronutrient?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your ability to understand macronutrients and their functions in this quiz and worksheet combo. These tools assess your ability to recall caloric information, identify examples of macronutrients, and answer other questions about macronutrients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Calories in lipids
  • Calories in proteins
  • What constitutes a macronutrient
  • Types of macronutrients
  • The macronutrient that humans require the greatest amount of
  • The primary component of most cells
  • The macronutrient that makes up enzymes
  • The number of known essential amino acids
  • The main component of the cellular membrane

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term macronutrient
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding amino acids and enzymes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on macronutrients and their functions

Additional Learning

Boost your knowledge of macronutrients with our lesson called What Are Macronutrients? - Definition, Functions & Examples.The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of nutrients and macronutrients
  • Identify the macronutrients required by humans
  • Recall the USDA's daily caloric intake recommendations for macronutrients
  • List food sources for each macronutrient