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3.5: Macronutrient Digestion Review

The following figures review the digestion of the different macronutrients.

Carbohydrate Digestion

Figure 3.51 Review of carbohydrate digestion1

Protein Digestion

Figure 3.52 Review of protein digestion1

Lipid Digestion

Figure 3.53 Review of triglyceride digestion1

Cholesterol Ester and Phospholipid Digestion

Figure 3.54 Review of cholesterol ester and phospholipid digestion1

After digestion, the products below are ready for uptake into the enterocyte.

Figure 3.55 Macronutrient digestion products ready for uptake into the enterocyte