By. Jessica Lee

Basic Structures

  Lipids are made mostly from carbon and hydrogen atoms. Most lipids are fats, oils, and waxes.

Function/Building Blocks

  • Building Blocks: Fatty Acids and Glycerol.
  • Energy storage, mobilization, and utilization.
  • Storage of vitamins-ADEK.
  • Protection of organs.
  • Insulation.
  • Hormone production.
  • Important part of cell membranes (phospholipid bilayer) and waterproof coverings.


  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cholestrol
  • Steroids
  • Waxes
  • Phosphlipids
  • Fat-soluble vitamins