Corn can produce another important product-glucose (dextrose).
Glucose was hydrolyzed from starch in industry and produced by microbial enzyme method in 1960s. This is a major innovation, which has obvious advantages over acid hydrolysis. In the production, raw materials do not need to be refined, acid resistant and pressure resistant equipment, and the sugar solution has no bitterness and high sugar production rate.
Glucose is mainly used in medicine as a nutrient for injection (glucose injection).
In the food industry, glucose can be processed by isomerase to produce fructose, especially fructose syrup containing 42% fructose. Its sweetness is the same as that of sucrose, which has become an important product in the sugar industry.
Glucose is an indispensable nutrient for metabolism in organism. The heat released by its oxidation reaction is an important source of energy for human life activities. It can be directly used in food and medicine industry, used as reducing agent in dyeing and leather industry, and used as reducing agent in mirror industry and silver plating process of hot water bottle bile. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is also synthesized from glucose
Post time: Feb-19-2020