Does amylase in the saliva break down carbohydrates into glucose or maltose?

Asked by  | 22nd Sep, 2012, 07:24: AM

Expert Answer:

Salivary amylase breaks down starch into maltose. Maltose is further digested in the small intestine by maltase into glucose.

Answered by  | 22nd Sep, 2012, 07:19: PM

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