Enzymes in the home and industry

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EnzymeUse Protease Used to pre-digest proteins during the manufacture of baby foods

 

Lipase

Used - together with protease - in biological detergents to break down (digest) the substances in stains into smaller, water soluble substances

 

Carbohydrase

Used to convert starch syrup, which is relatively cheap, into sugar syrup, which is more valuable - for example, as an ingredient in sports drinks

 

Isomerase

Used to convert glucose syrup into fructose syrup - fructose is sweeter than glucose, so it can be used in smaller amounts in slimming foods

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