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Some simple things we must remember about our digestive system.
– Starch (sugar) can be digested partially in our mouth by amylase, and by more enzymes in the small intestine, it skips the stomach, which can actually digest proteins.
– Our stomach digest proteins with the enzyme “Pepsin” (pepsinogen), which is activated and turns into pepsin in our very acidic stomachs (around 1-2 pH!)
Bile from the gall bladder emulsifies the fat to increase its surface area. The enzyme lipase (secreted by the pancreas) could break down the fats (into glycerol backbone and free fatty acids!)- Fats are only digestible in the small intestine. Why?
Our answer is B
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