from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of inulin to fructose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which converts inulin into fruit-sugar.
Recent improvements in technology involve more sophisticated extraction methods and the use of an enzyme preparation from Saccharomyces fragilis which contains a fructosidase (inulase), whilst a microbiological technique has been developed that will give complete hydrolysis of the inulin.
Preparation and properties of immobilized inulase.