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  • Diagram of how starch is broken down chemically into glucose
    Rights: University of Waikato. All Rights Reserved. Published 5 September 2011 Size: 160 KB Referencing Hub media

    The following pathway summarises how starch present in a food like bread is broken down chemically into glucose, which can then be absorbed through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream for transport to the liver and from there to other parts of the body.

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