Tag enzyme to digest starch

Amylase is an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the digestion of starch, a complex carbohydrate. It is produced in various body parts, including the salivary glands and the pancreas. Starch digestion begins in the mouth, where salivary amylase breaks down starch into simpler sugars like maltose. This initial digestion continues in the small intestine, where pancreatic amylase further breaks down the starch into maltose and other oligosaccharides.