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What is the Function of Digestive Enzymes ?

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Digestive enzymes helps in digesting complex food materials into simpler molecules for absorption by the body. During digestion of food, different parts of the alimentary canal produces different digestive enzymes that helps in digestion of different components of food. For example, saliva produces salivary amylase that digests the starch. Stomach contain gastric glands that produces pepsin that helps in protein digestion. Apart from that other enzymes such as trypsin, chymotrypsin also helps in protein digestion.

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