MadSci Network: General Biology

Re: How long does it take to digest bubblegum?

Date: Mon Oct 25 15:02:41 1999
Posted By: Elizabeth Kunkel, Faculty, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Clemson University
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 939783683.Gb

Actually, very little of the bubblegum is digestible.  As you chew 
bubblegum, the sugars in it are released and are absorbed within an hour or 
two.  If you swallow the gum, most of it passes through the intestine 
without being absorbed and it excreted in the feces.  A small part of the 
gum may be digested and absorbed within the first 24-36 hours after you 
swallow it.

Current Queue | Current Queue for General Biology | General Biology archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on General Biology.

MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci

MadSci Network,
© 1995-1999. All rights reserved.