GCSE Biology Unit 2 (17)

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Uses of Enzymes

  • Enzymes are used in biological detergents
  • They are the biological ingredients in biological detergents and washing powders.
  • They're mainly protein-digesting enzymes (proteases) and fat-digesting enzymes (lipases).
  • They are ideal for removing stains like food and blood because they attack animal and plant matter.
  • Enzymes are used to change foods
  • The proteins in some baby foods are 'pre-digested' using protein-digesting enzymes (proteases), so they're easier for the baby to digest.
  • Carbohydrate-digesting enzymes (carbohydrases) can used to turn starch syrup into sugar syrup.
  • Glucose syrup can be turned into fructose syrup using an isomerase enzyme.
  • Fructose is sweeter, so you can use less of it, which is good for slimming foods and drinks.
  • Using Enzymes in Industry takes a lot of control
  • Enzymes are very…


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