How are polysaccharides and disaccharides digested? | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-16 Digestion and Absorption



Q.9:- How are polysaccharides and disaccharides digested?

 

Answer



The polysaccharides and disaccharides are partially digested by the amylase enzyme present in the pancreatic juice. The remaining digestion takes place by enzymes in the succus entericus. The enzyme maltase converts maltose into two molecules of glucose, lactase converts lactose into glucose and galactose, sucrase converts sucrose into glucose and fructose.