Biology Revision - Mycoprotein

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Mycoprotein - Biology Revision

How is mycoprotein produced and why was it developed?

  • It is produced by glucose syrup and minerals which are made by carbohyrdates using amylase.
  • It then goes through the cooling system, this reduces the temperature which has risen due to respiration of the fungi.
  • Ammonia and nitrogen are then added, this is needed in order to produce protein.
  • Fusarium numbers rapidly increase over 6 weeks in the fermenter, as numbers increase, it then becomes ready to process, in the heat treatement and drying and chilling, waste gases are removed.
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