give 5 difference between digestion and assimilation

Asked by mohdazfar | 7th May, 2008, 10:38: PM

Expert Answer:

Digestion is the process of  breaking down of food by mechanical and chemical means.

It utilises several enzymes.

It is a step-wise process occuring in stages in different parts of the alimentary canal.


 Assimilation is using the absorbed materials. Assmilation is the delicate process where the nutrients must pass through the cellular membrane into your cells.

Digestion helps in breaking down complex food materials into simpler end products.

Assimilation helps in utilising the digested food for obtaining energy, building up new tissues and repair of old. tissues.

Answered by  | 8th May, 2008, 09:57: AM

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