wht is emulsification of fat?

Asked by poojathally | 19th May, 2009, 09:34: PM

Expert Answer:


Emulsification of fat is the breakdown of large fat globules into smaller, uniformly distributed particles. It is accomplished mainly by bile salts in the small intestine. Emulsification is the first preparation of fat for chemical digestion by specific enzymes. Emulsification greatly reduces the interfacial tension of fat and allows that fat to be broken into small particles for easier digesting by enzymes.

Answered by  | 20th May, 2009, 01:25: PM

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