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Uses Of Enzymes

Biological Detergents

  • Mainly protein digesting enzymes (proteases) and fat digesting enzymes (lipases)
  • Most effective around 30 degrees

Used To Change Foods

  • Proteins in baby foods are pre-digested
  • Carbohydrase used to turn starch syrup into sugar syrup
  • Glucose syrup turned to fructose syrup using isomerase enzyme

Enzymes in industry

  • Used as a catalyst and can lower energy costs
  • They can be expensive at first to buy
  • Some people may have allergies
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