How To Test For Starch In Food?

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Starch and Genetics

When we eat starchy foods, the first step in their digestion occurs in the mouth. The enzmye that catalyzes the digestion of the starch is called salivary amylase, and it’s produced by a gene called AMY1. There’s another enzyme produced by the pancreas called pancreatic amylase, and it does most of the work of breaking down starch in the intestine, but the job starts in the mouth.

 

Lately, researchers have found out some interesting things about the AMY1 gene. We can have more than one...

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