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  • Uses of enzymes
    • Enzymes are used in biological detergents
      • 1) Enzymes are the biological ingredients n biological detergents (washing powders)
      • 2) They're mainly protein-digesting enzymes (proeteaes) and fat-digesting enzymes (lipases)
      • 3) biological detergents are more effective at working at low temperatures than other types of detergents
    • Enzymes are used to change foods
      • The proteins in some baby foods are 'pre-digested' using protein-digesting enzyme (proteases) this means they're easier for the baby to digest
      • Carbohydrate-digesting enzymes (carbohydrases) can be used to turn starch syrup into sugar syrup
      • Glucose syrup can be turned into fructose syrup using isomerase enzyme. Fructose is sweeter, so you can use less of it-good for slimming foods and drinks
    • Using enzymes in industry saves money
      • Enzymes are useful in industry. They speed up reactions without the need for high temperatures and pressures
      • Advantage: using lower temperatures and pressures means a lower cost as it saves money
      • Disadvantages
        • Enzymes can be denatured by even a small rise in temperature
        • Enzymes can be expensive to produce
  • Enzymes are used to change foods
    • The proteins in some baby foods are 'pre-digested' using protein-digesting enzyme (proteases) this means they're easier for the baby to digest
    • Carbohydrate-digesting enzymes (carbohydrases) can be used to turn starch syrup into sugar syrup
    • Glucose syrup can be turned into fructose syrup using isomerase enzyme. Fructose is sweeter, so you can use less of it-good for slimming foods and drinks

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