An enzyme capable of effecting the inversion of cane suger, producing invert sugar. It is found in many plants and in the intestines of animals.
By extension, any enzyme which splits cane sugar, milk sugar, lactose, etc., into monosaccharides.
an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
Invertase works to break down sucrose products like refined table sugar into glucose and fructose. Supplemental Invertase enzymes can increase the assimilation and utilization of this sugar.
An enzyme in honey, which splits the sucrose molecule (a disaccharide) into its two components dextrose and levulose (monosaccharides).
enzyme that decomposes the saccharine in glucose and in fructose
an enzyme produced by the honey bee which helps to transform sucrose to dextrose and levulose.
Invertase (systematic name: beta-fructofuranosidase) is the enzyme used by bees to convert nectar into honey. In its industrial or confectionery form, it is derived from yeast. Confectioners, like bees, use it to split sucrose into fructose and glucose and also to improve the shelf life of their products (it is even common folklore that honey has been found unspoiled in the Egyptian Pyramids).