Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates
The major carbohydrates present in our diet is glycogen, starch, sucrose, lactose, maltose, fructose, and pentoses. Except for monosaccharides, all other carbohydrates need digestion before absorption. Carbohydrates digestion mainly takes place in the mouth and small intestine. Digestion in Mouth Digestion of carbohydrates begins at the mouth, where they come in contact with saliva….