Best Answer

The first part of the digestive process in the mouth is initiated by the salivary glands which secrete a chemical called salivary amylase. This enzyme begins the digestion of the starches in the cracker into simple sugars. Then when it gets into the stomach it is called chyme and doesn't get digested further because the stomach only digests proteins. After it's been in the stomach for several hours, it goes into the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine, and this is where the pancreas adds pancreatic amylase, another enzyme, to help break down the starches from the cracker even further.

As far as the liver, it does not play a role in digestion directly. It's job is to convert the sugar, or glucose, into glycogen, which is a stored version of the sugar that came from the starches, or carbohydrates, that were originally in the cracker.


The liver also produces bile which flows into the doudenum for the digestion of any lipids in the cracker.

The liver is also involved breaking down glycogen from adipose tissue or muscle to glucose when your body is in fasting mode. Besides this, the liver also produces urea from protein, which is then excreted as urine.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2013-02-28 15:54:25
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: If you eat a cracker what is the sequential order of how you digest it from mouth to liver?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

If you eat a cracker what is the sequential order that it digests from mouth to liver?

Liver?From mouth to the liver? The liver?!Although the liver is an important organ in the digestion process, food doesn't end up there or even pass through it.Having said that, I'll start this off:The digestion process starts in the mouth with the chewing of food, which increases its surface area. Also, starches, like the ones found in a saltine cracker, are broken down by saliva, which turns starch into simple sugars. From the mouth it passes to the stomach.Next!Part 2The stomach contains hydrochloric acid acid and lots of enzymes, which, together with a squelching action of the stomach breaks the last of the cracker down into it's absorbable chemical constituents. None of the cracker's actually absorbed here however. After 1/2 to 1 hour the slimy acidic paste passes into the small intestines where the clever stuff begins.Next!The liver producesm bile, which emulsifies fat to prepare it for digestion by pancreatic and intestinal juices.

What organ does your body use to digest food?

the mouth,the stomach,the esophagus,liver,small intestine,large intestine,

Before the cracker was put in the mouth it was composed prinarily of?

The composed of a cracker before hitting the mouth is amylase. This is science.

You eat a cracker that's entirely made of carbohydrates Describe in sequential order how your body digests this cracker Begine at the mouth and end at the liver?

The process of digesting carbohydrates begins in the mouth. Salivary amylase starts breaking down complex carbs into simpler types. Enzyme activity continues in the stomach, but salivary amylase is neutralized in the stomach. Pancreatic amylase is secreted into the duodenum. This reduces the carbohydrates into simple sugars - maltose, lactose and sucrose. The enzymes maltase, lactase and sucrase digest maltose, lactose and sucrose, which are more easily absorbed. They re eventually converted to glucose and absorbed through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream. After carbohydrates are made into glucose, the glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to the liver, where it is stored or distributed to cells throughout the body for energy. The liver is responsible for regulating blood glucose levels. the liver converts excess glucose to glycogen and stores it; it also converts glycogen to glucose when the levels int he body are low.

What are the organs that work together to digest food?

The organs that wrok together to digest food are mouth stomach small intestine pancreas liver gall bladder small intestine large intestine

If you eat a cracker made of carbohydrates how is it digested by beginning with the mouth and ending with the liver?

Amylase in the saliva starts the process of breaking down starch into sugar. The mouth also physically breaks down the cracker. The stomach and intestines continue to break down the complex carbohydrates in the cracker into simpler carbohydrates, and finally sugar. The sugars are absorbed through the intestines. Sugars not immediately used by the body get stored in the liver as glycogen, a complex carbohydrate. When the body needs to draw on reserves of fuel, it goes first to the liver and breaks down the carbohydrates there into sugar (glucose) so the body can use the energy.

What does mouth and teeth digest?


What does liver digest?

Well, your liver shouldn't have to digest food; food only passes through your mouth, your esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, then is excreted from your body.Although, your liver does break down food, with bile, AKA as gall. This is an essential part to break down the food's lipids. Without it, you couldn't take in food properly, and probably would die, if not treated. (This is why liver failure is so serious)

Where do carbohydrates digest?

carbohydrates digest both mechanically and chemically in the mouth and in the stomach

What nutrient does amylase digest?

Starches in the mouth

What does the mouth and salivary glands digest?


What begins to digest in the mouth?

food :D

People also asked