If you let a piece of candy melt in your mouth - BUT NEVER SWALLOWED - would the sugar be absorbed through the walls of your mouth?

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  • I’m assuming complex sugar

  • No it’s absorbed in your mouth , but it’s broken Down into maltose in your mouth due to action of salivary amylase

  • it’s mainly absorbed in small intestine via active transport or simple diffusion if found in small amount.

  • There are evidences that it’s absorbed in stomach. But that depends on type of sugar


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