Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution / Re: What are the ratios of starch to plant cells like in fruit & vegetables?« on: Yesterday at 17:32:13 »
Starch is an energy storage, similar in function to fat in animals. The amount will vary depending on what function the part of the plant has. For example leaves and flowers will have low starch content while tubers will have very high levels. A lot of seeds store energy as fat as it has a higher energy density and space is at a premium in most seeds.