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Which is the first enzyme to mix with food in the digestive tract?
(a) Pepsin
(b) Cellulase
(c) Amylase
(d) Trypsin

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Salivary amylase is the first enzyme which is present in the saliva which gets mixed with the food in the mouth which starts breaking the starch in the food.

  • Salivary amylase breaks down starches into disaccharides
  • Pepsin breaks down proteins into large peptides
  • Trypsin continues the breakdown of protein

Therefore option (C) is correct

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