Which is the first enzyme to mix with food in the digestive tract?

(A) Pepsin

(B) Cellulase

(C) Amylase

(D) Trypsin



  • Digestion starts in the mouth, where saliva is secreted and fixed with food to ensure smooth movement through the tract.
  • Saliva contains an enzyme called Salivary amylase which breaks down starch into simple sugars.


So, the correct answer is (c) Amylase

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 6 Class 10 - Life Processes (Term 1)

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