Enzymes play complex roles in food production as well as general human health and nutrition. In simple terms, their job is to speed up chemical reactions. For example, digestive enzymes in the stomach, mouth, and small intestine help break down food, facilitating the absorption of nutrients into the body. Over the years, humans have harnessed the power of different enzymes for a variety of food applications. Enzymes for example facilitate the fermentation process when making beer, yogurt, and cheese.
Applications for enzymes
Enzyme manufacturers produce enzymes from plant, animal, and microbial sources for use in vegetable and fruit processing, baking and milling, craft brewing and distilling, winemaking, and dairy and cheese processing, among other applications. Each enzyme has a unique three-dimensional shape with a highly specific reactive capability.
The use of enzymes in different market segments offers a lot of different benefits, such as:
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