ADD BIO: Use of enzymes

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How are enzymes used in baby food?
Used to pre-digest the food as the baby cannot.
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How are enzymes used in slimming products?
Isomerase is used to convert glucose into fructose which can be used in smaller quantities to achieve the sweetness.
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Name the advantages of using enzymes in industry.
1. You can use lower temperatures / pressures which means lower costs as less energy is being used. 2. Enzymes are specific, so they only catalyse the reaction you want them to. 3. They work for a long time / reusable. 4. Biodegradable
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Name the disadvantages of using enzymes in industry.
1. Can be denatured by a small change in temperature / pH. 2. Susceptible to poisons. 3. Can cause allergies. 4. Can be expensive to produce.
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How are enzymes used in slimming products?

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Isomerase is used to convert glucose into fructose which can be used in smaller quantities to achieve the sweetness.

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