Saliva contains an enzyme called salivary amylase, which aids in the digestion of food.
Saliva has many functions in the digestion process as follows:
- Saliva which has salivary amylase when mixes with food, initiates the digestion process.
- Salivary Amylases convert complex starch into sugar.
- Saliva also acts as a lubricant in the mouth.
- It helps to swallow the food.