Invertase is used as a catalyzing agent in the breakdown reaction of sucrose that is table sugar. Sugar is hydrolyzed to obtain fructose and glucose.
Alternative names of invertase are saccharase, beta-fructosidase, alkaline invertase, sucrase, acid invertase and the chemical name is beta-fructofuranosidase.
For commercial usage, invertase is obtained from yeast, or bees also synthesize it. Bees use it to manufacture honey from nectar.
Invertase activity: – 2,00,000 SU/gm (powder) and 50,000 SU/gm
Optimal temperature range :- 55 to 60⁰ C
Optimal pH range :- 4.3 to 4.6