Invertase is the enzyme used by food manufacturers to break down sucrose into glucose and fructose (invert sugar). This chemical is normally derived from yeast, though bees also produce this enzyme to breakdown nectar into honey.

Health considerations

See: GlucoseFructose.

May be found in

See: Invert sugar.


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Alternative Spellings and Names

Saccharase, glucosucrase, beta-h-fructosidase, beta-fructosidase, invertin, sucrase, fructosylinvertase, alkaline invertase, acid invertase, beta-fructofuranosidase

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