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Designed with specifically selected enzymes to disrupt plant cell walls, CereCalase® supports the release of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients from fruits, vegetables and herbs.

This food grade fungal enzyme system used in National Enzyme Company products is obtained by the controlled fermentation of Aspergillus niger and Trichoderma longibrachiatum. This enzyme system is a unique mixture of enzymes that hydrolyze non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs). Hemicellulase, beta-glucanase and phytase are included in this novel enzyme system. Hemicellulase hydrolyzes the interior glucosidic bonds of galactomannoglucans, yielding polysaccharides of lower molecular weight. Beta-glucanase acts on the interior 1,4-beta-glucosidic bonds of beta-glucans containing mixed 1,3- and 1,4-bonds. Phytase cleaves phosphate groups from phytic acid, also known as inositol hexaphosphate, releasing phosphate and free myoinositol. Hemicelluloses, beta-glucans and phytic acid can act as anti-nutritive factors due to their tendency to bind minerals and other nutrients, and thus prevent in intestinal absorption of these nutrients. These NSPs are common in many vegetable foods including grains, beans and herbs. CereCalase® combines the enzymes necessary to hydrolyze the NSPs, increasing the availability of nutrients for absorption.


The activity of CereCalase® is measured in Macerating Units (MU). Compendial methods of analysis do not currently exist for this combination of enzymes. No single FCC assay suitably represents the action of the enzyme system. Therefore, National Enzyme Company combines the FCC assays for hemicellulase, beta- glucanase and phytase to derive the representative MU.


Each of the individual enzymes has an extensive history of use in the agricultural industry for supplementing animal feeds to increase nutrient availability. CereCalase® is uniquely suited for use in human digestion, digestion supplements for pets, and agricultural feeds.

Shelf Life:

To maintain optimum enzyme activity, this product should be stored in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container. When properly stored, this product can be expected to lose less than 10% of its activity in twelve months.stored, this product can be expected to have a shelf life of 24 months.

Typical Side Activities:

Cellulase and amylase


  • Form: Dry powder
  • Color: Light tan
  • Odor: Free of offensive odor
  • Taste: Free of offensive taste
  • Effective pH Range: pH 3.0 to 6.5
  • Optimum pH: pH 5.0 to 6.0
  • Effective Temperature Range:Up to 60°C
  • Optimum Temperature: 50°C to 55°C

Nothing disclosed above is to be construed as a recommendation to use our product in violation of any patents. The information presented above is believed to be accurate. However, said information and products are offered without warranty or guarantee except as to the composition and purity stated herein since the ultimate conditions of use and variability of the materials treated are beyond our control.

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