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Amylase

Description

An enzyme found in human saliva as well as made in the pancreas to digest starches. When used as a food additive amylase can be produced from three different sources: bacteria (non-pathogenic strains), fungus, and swine. It is often used to break down starch molecules before yeast is added to aid in the action of the yeast.

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Allergy Information

Modified Food Starch

Uses

Dough Conditioner, Enzyme

E-Number

E1100

Additional Information

It is used as an anti-inflammatory medicinally.



Found In

baked goods, bread, flours, food starches, modified food starch, some dairy products

Possible Health Effects

unknown

Allergy Information

Unknown, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, May be of Animal Origin

In The News

December 7, 2010 - Food Navigator: Bread enzyme gives softness, better sliceability and longer shelf life, says DSM.

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