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Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Abstract Inulo-oligosaccharides were produced from inulin with high yield by using a purified endoinulinase from a commercial inulinase preparation. The maximum yield of oligosaccharide achieved was around 96% irrespective of substrate concentrations ranged from 50 to 150 g inulin/l. A wide range of degradation products from inulin, varying in their DP (degree of polymerization) 2 to 6, were obtained where the major oligosaccharides were DP3 and 4. The reaction pH gave rise to a significant difference in yield and sugar composition of inulo-oligosaccharides.
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