How does the butter in your food get digested and absorbed in the body? Explain in detail.
The butter contains fats. Butter is digested in stomach in small amount and in intestine by bile and pancreatic juice. See below:
Di and Monoglycerides → Fatty acids + Glycerol
The fat is absorbed in the small intestine. Bile salts of bile juice from liver breaks down the bigger molecules of fat globules into smaller droplets. This is called emulsification. The enzyme lipase acts on emulsified fats and converts into diglycerides and monoglycerides. The fats are converted into fatty acids, glycerol and monoglycerides at the end.