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Investigators at University of New South Wales Release New Data on Food Science
June 9th, 2011
According to a study from Sydney, Australia, "Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO) belong to a group of prebiotics that can significantly increase the number of protective gut microflora. A one-step method using neopullulanase (NPN) in conjunction with saccharifying alpha-amylase (SAA) for the bioconversion of rice starch into IMO was investigated."
"Purified rice starch slurry (30% w/w) was mixed with NPN (3.5 U g-1 starch substrate) and SAA (6.5 U g-1 starch substrate) and the slurry was incubated at 57 degrees C for 92 h under constant stirring. The carbohydrate composition of the resulting syrup was analysed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and the dextrose...
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Source: Food and Farm Week (2011-06-09)