Mitochondria is known as the powerhouse of the cell .
- The energy required by the body for all its functions is generated in the mitochondria .
- This energy is released in the form of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) .
- Mitochondria is one of the few organelles that has its own unique DNA
- It is also able to produce some of its own proteins as it contains ribosomes .
- It is a double membraned structure (having 2 membranes).
- The outer membrane is porous while the inner membrane is folded .