Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates. It is produced in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva.  Foods that have a lot of starch but just a little bit of sugar, like rice and potato, taste slightly sweet as they are chewed because Amylase turns some of their starch into sugar while is it in the mouth.

The Substrate for Amylase is Starch. Starch is a Carbohydrate and it is found mostly in plants, and seeds.

When Amylase reacts with starch, it cuts off the disaccharide molecules. As the reaction continues, less starch will be present and more sugar will be present.

The Optimal Temperature for Amylace is about 40˚C because the average human body temperature is 37˚C. The Optimal pH is neutral because your mouth has a neutral pH of 7.

The names of the 2 parts are Sugar Molecules and Starch Molecules.  Amylase if found in your Saliva.

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