Researchers process cheese with microscopic fungus

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Researchers of Iran's Scientific and Industrial Research Organization produced plant enzyme to process cheese with a kind of microscopic fungus.

Project Manager Mehrdad Azin told Mehr News that processed cheese is produced by using animal and recombinant enzymes, which may pose a danger to human health.

He added that one of the traditional methods in the production of cheese was through use of enzymes in the stomach of ruminant animals; "the method however is unscientific and in most cases unhygienic," Azin underlined.

In some cases, the researcher said, recombinant enzymes, the health impacts of which are not clear yet, are used to process cheese, and Iranian dairy industries are not allowed to use the enzymes in production of their dairy products.

In the new study, researchers studied enzyme alternatives for processing cheese and finally could extract the desired enzyme from a microscopic fungus.

 

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