Q. 64.1( 165 Votes )

What is the role of saliva in the digestion of food?

Answer :

Role of saliva in digestion of food-

• Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands and it moistens (wets) the food and helps in creating a food bolus that can be easily swallowed.

• The enzyme present in saliva is salivary amylase which breaks down the complex starch present in food to simple sugars like maltose which can be digested easily.

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