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Microbial Enzymes in Food Technology

  • Sushma Ahlawat
  • Manoj Kumawat
  • Piyoosh Kumar Babele
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Abstract

The application of microbial enzymes in food industries has attracted worldwide attention in the past and present era. Food processing industries utilized nearly about 29% of total produced enzymatic protein, and out of this 58% are obtained from fungi. Presently microbial enzymes are used in food, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, leather and other industrial process as a green alternative to traditional chemical methods. In this chapter, the source of different microbial enzymes and their applications in food sector will be highlighted. The chapter will also include various biotechnological tools used for the explorations of microbial enzymes in food processing.

Keywords

Microbial enzymes Food technology Food processing Enzyme engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sushma Ahlawat
    • 1
  • Manoj Kumawat
    • 1
    • 2
  • Piyoosh Kumar Babele
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical EngineeringJacob Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and SciencesAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesIndian Institute of Science Education and ResearchBhopalIndia

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