Amylolitic enzymes concentration in the starch hydrolisis of ginger

The use of disqualifies ginger rhizomes as raw material for fresh fruit market is a way to allow the increase of ginger production . The starch is not directly fermentable, which requires prior hydrolysis to obtain glucose. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of concentrations of α-amylase and amyloglucosidase on the yield and sugar profile in the process of hydrolysis-saccharification of ginger. The process followed the central composite design for two factors, totaling 11 treatments. The results showed the effect of concentrations of α-amylase (Termamyl 2X) and amyloglucosidase (AMG 300L) on the glucose content and amyloglucosidase concentration effect on the content of dextrin. The higher yields of hydrolysis of the ginger suspension were obtained under conditions of high concentration of -amylase and amyloglucosidase.

Zingiber officinale; starch; enzymes; glucose; yield

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