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Where are carbs digested?
mouth, and duodenum
What type of carb is digested in the mouth? Explain the process.
-starch
-starch is broken down into small glucose polymers by the salivary enzyme amylase..this process is called hydrolysis
What aprt of the digestive system is where carbs are not broken down?
stomach
What happens to carbs in the duodenum?
the small glucoce polymers are broekn down into disaccharides by the enzyme pancreatic amylas
Once the sm glucose polymers are broken down into disaccahrides, what happens to the disaccharides?
the disaccharid is then absorbed by linign of the gut to be put in the blood stream by the enzyme disaccharase