Full Large Intestine Description
[Continued from above] . . . lower to its final destination: the anus. One-fifth of the intestinal canal is taken up by the large intestine. It is about 4.9 feet in length.
The large intestine doesn’t break down food (since that process of the digestive system has already occurred), but it does absorb important vitamins such as vitamins K and B12, riboflavin, and thiamine. It also helps compact and store feces inside of the rectum, where it will remain until it is sent through the anus.