Where Is Starch Digested?

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Digestion of starches begins in the mouth when an enzyme in saliva (amylase) begins to break down starchy carbohydrates. In the small intestine, the starch is processed by the enzyme amylase and converted into maltose and sucrose. Maltose and sucrose are then absorbed into the lining cells of the intestines and are converted into glucose.
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Amylase is the enzyme that digests starch.
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