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Rennet

Alternate Names

Rennin

Description

Rennet is a complex of enzymes (rennin or chymosin) that are extracted from the lining of a calf stomach and used for curdling milk in cheese making.

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Names

Rennin

Allergy Information

Uses

Enzyme

Additional Information

Rennin and Chymosin are the specific enzymes and are of animal origin. There are available vegetable rennets



Found In

Cheese, junket, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream

Possible Health Effects

Allergy Information

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

Researcher Comments

Because of a lack of calf stomachs needed for the production of rennet, cheese makers have long sought a source of rennet that was more readily available. Today, many forms of rennet can be made from microbial sources and could then possibly be genetically engineered.

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