Rates of Reaction

Catalysts - Enzymes - Syrup and Slimming Food.

Syrup is the name given to a saturated sugar or starch solution.

Starch is a natural polymer made from sugars.
The starch in starch syrup may come from many sources.
Corn starch and potato starch are common.

A carbohydrase can be used to
convert starch syrup into sugar syrup.

An enzyme called isomerase can
convert glucose in sugar syrup into fructose syrup.

Fructose is much sweeter than glucose. A small amount of
fructose in a food can replace a larger amount of glucose
without losing the sweet taste. This is useful
in preparing slimming food since a small amount of
fructose is less fattening than a larger amount of glucose.

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