A 48-year-old member asked:
what foods does pepsin breakdown in the small intestine?
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General Practice 36 years experience
None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the small intestine, the ph is higher rendering pepsin inactive in further digestion of proteins. Absorption of proteins occurs primarily in the small intestine.
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