Enzymes for food processing:
Enzymes offer potential for many applications for the improvement of foods. The food industry utilizes a variety of enzymes for processing of foods. Examples are the production of various types of syrups from starch or sucrose (a- and βamylases, invertase, and glucose isomerase), meat / protein processing using proteases and the use of lactase in dairy industry and use of enzymes in fruit juice and brewing industries.
Economic factors such as achievement of optimum yields and efficient recovery of the enzyme are the main deterrents in the use of enzymes. Changing values in society will in time make enzyme applications more attractive to the food industry.