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Fiber-breaking enzymes are capable of hydrolyzing the nondigestible carbohydrates that comprise fiber. The human body does not produce enzymes to break down fiber, but instead is at the mercy of enzymes produced by intestinal microorganisms. While fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, it may also act as an anti-nutritive factor. Fiber may bind to minerals and other nutrients, blocking their bioavailability and preventing their absorption.

The food grade phytase enzyme used in National Enzyme Company products is obtained by the controlled fermentation of Aspergillus niger. This enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of phytic acid into its component parts, releasing inositol and ortho-phosphate.


One FCC Phytase Unit (FTU) is defined as that quantity of enzyme that will liberate inorganic phosphate at one micromole per minute from sodium phytate under conditions of the assay. It is based on a 30-minute hydrolysis of sodium phytate at 37°C and pH 5.5.


Phytase is primarily used in the agricultural industry to improve the bioavailability of essential minerals in animal feeds. Additionally, it is used in baking, soybean processing and waste treatment.

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.

Typical Side Activities:

No recognized side activities


  • Form: Dry powder
  • Color: Light tan
  • Odor: Free of offensive odor
  • Taste: Free of offensive taste
  • Effective pH Range: pH 2.0 to 7.0
  • Optimum pH: pH 4.0 to 6.0
  • Effective Temperature Range:Up to 60°C
  • Optimum Temperature: 50°C to 65°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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