- Rp 2.500.000 Rp 3.000.000
- Berat: 1,00 Kg
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Pectinase is a group of enzymes that break down a central part of plant cell walls. Enzymes are proteins that speed up the rate of reaction. These enzymes are an ubiquitous part of the fruit juice and wine-making industries. Also known as pectic enzymes, they are added to livestockfeed to help animals better digest their feed. They are also sold as nutritional supplements for humans to aid digestion.
They can be extracted from fungi such as Aspergillus niger. The fungus produces these enzymes to break down the middle lamella in plants so that it can extract nutrients from the plant tissues and insert fungal hyphae. If pectinase is boiled it is denatured (unfolded) making it harder to connect with the pectin at the active site, and produce as much juice.