Enzymes and Digestion
- Digestive enzymes break down big molecules into smaller ones
- Starch, protein and fats are bigger molecules.
- They are too big to pass through the walls of the digestive system.
- Sugars, amino acids, glycerol and fatty acids are smaller molecules.
- They can pass easily through the walls of the digestive system.
- The digestive enzymes break down the bigger molecules into the smaller ones.
- Amylase converts starch into simple sugars
- Amylase is made in 3 places:
- 1) The salivary glands
- 2) The pancreas
- 3) The small intestine
- Protease converts proteins…