What is a Mitochondria?

Mitochondria is considered the powerhouse for cell activity and provides the energy needed for the cell to break down glucose and other food molecules. The mitochondria is a unique structure within the cell made up of folded internal membranes that contain proteins and enzymes that carry our cell respiration. The end product of this whole process is the production of molecules of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) which is used where ever the cell needs energy.