Process Chart: Making High Fructose Corn Syrup and Ethanol from Corn
One simple product, like corn, can be used by food scientists to make many useful food products-- like high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, corn oil, and corn starch. However, making all of these products is complicated, and understanding all of the processing steps can be an intricate mess of details. To prepare for a final I had in my Enzymology for Food Processing class, I mapped out many of the products that we can make from corn and what enzymes are involved in each process:
This sort of chart is useful for students and teachers, but could also be very useful for companies preparing a HACCP plan or looking at ways to reduce waste or improve efficiency in their processes.
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