The enzymes present in the saliva convert
- fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
- starch into simple sugars.
- proteins into amino acids.
- complex sugars into simple sugars.
The salivary gland present in the mouth secretes saliva. It contains the enzyme amylase (ptyalin) that breaks down into simple sugars. Only about 30% starch digestion takes place in the mouth.
The correct option is B.