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Are alpha-amylases vegan?

Alpha-amylases is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is alpha-amylases?

Alpha-amylases are enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates into smaller sugars, such as maltose and glucose. They are found naturally in various organisms, including bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. Alpha-amylases are commonly used in the food industry to break down starch molecules in various foods, such as bread, beer, and cheese, to enhance their texture, flavor, and appearance. They are also used in the production of ethanol, high fructose corn syrup, and other sweeteners. Alpha-amylases are widely used in the biotechnology industry for their ability to convert complex carbohydrates into simpler sugars, which can then be further processed into a wide range of products.

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