Q. 89

Which of the following component of our food is digested by an enzyme which is present in saliva as well as in pancreatic juice?
A. proteins B. fat

C. minerals D. carbohydrate

Answer :

The digestion of carbohydrates begins in the mouth, stomach and small intestine. Saliva contains an enzyme called salivary amylase which partially digests the starch and converts it into maltose sugar. When the slightly digested food reaches into the small intestine, pancreatic amylase present in the pancreatic juice breaks down the starch.

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