The Bakers’ ABC: N is for Nefrozymase

An enzyme, discovered in certain glands in the alimentary system, and given the name nefrozymase by Beachamp in 1865. This enzyme was credited with special power in changing maltose sugar into glucose. Subsequent investigations have cast doubts on the special nature of the enzymes; it was probably a mixture of diastases.

From The Baker’s ABC by John Kirkland, formerly Head Teacher of National School of Baking, published 1927 by Gresham


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