- Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell.
- They are organelles that act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell.
- Mitochondria are a part of eukaryotic cells.
- The main job of mitochondria is to perform cellular respiration.
- This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy.
- This energy is then in turn used by the cell to carry out various functions.