polysaccharides are not sweet in taste and called non-sugars. but how come starch(in potatoes) is sweet even though it is a polysaccharide??

Asked by sanjana241 | 9th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Starch will not taste sweet like this. But when we eat it, it is broken down  by enzyme Salivary amylase to monosaccarides which are sweet in taste.

Answered by  | 10th Aug, 2010, 01:10: PM

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