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Starch digestion begins in ______


Correct Answer
A
The mouth
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B
The oesophagus
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C
The stomach
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D
The small intestine

Solution

The correct option is A The mouth
Starch digestion begins in the mouth with the addition of salivary amylase to food particles. Salivary amylase acts specifically on starch in the food and breaks them down to more simple compounds such as maltose.

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