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Catalysts - Enzymes - Chocolates and Baby Food.

Which Enzymes are used in Chocolates?

Enzymes are used to make some soft-centred chocolates.

An enzyme called invertase will convert a sugar
called sucrose into smaller sugar molecules called
glucose and fructose.
The breaking down of some sucrose molecules
causes the chocolate to become softer and sweeter
(fructose is particularly sweet).

Which Enzymes are used in Baby Food?

Proteases may be used in making baby food.
Large protein molecules can be partly broken down
into amino acids. This process happens naturally
during digestion. Using enzymes to pre-digest the
protein in food makes it easier for digestion by the baby.

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