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Saliva secretes an enzyme called salivary amylase which helps to digest the starch into maltose(simple sugar)
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The main role of saliva is to lubricate the food that we are eating so that it can pass through our esophagus easily.
It also contains a special type of enzyme called ptyalin, which helps our body to breakdown the starch present in the food into simpler sugar in the mouth only.
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