Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell , because they release an energy rich compound called ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) or (C10H16N5O13P3) . It is made of Adenosine and three phosphate groups .
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. The biochemical processes of the cell are known as cellular respiration.