Digestive Enzymes

Food is composed of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. The digestive enzymes secreted by the digestive system helps break down the complex nutrients into simpler form. The various enzymes secreted by the human body are:

Major Digestive Enzymes

EnzymeProduced In
Carbohydrate Digestion :
Salivary amylaseSalivary glands
Pancreatic amylasePancreas
MaltaseSmall intestine
Protein Digestion :
PepsinGastric glands
PeptidasesSmall intestine
Nucleic Acid Digestion :
Nucleosidases Pancreas
Fat Digestion :
Lipase Pancreas

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