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Fashionista? Foodie? Enzymes have you covered
As the name suggests, the traditional way of producing stonewashed jeans is to wash them with stones. This water-intensive treatment is harsh on the jeans and the environment. It also weakens their fabric, giving them a flossy appearance.
Using enzymes instead of stones eliminates the need for multiple rinses and saves water. The results? Undamaged fabric, long-lasting quality, and that same stonewashed look.
When a loaf of bread's starch loses moisture, the bread becomes hard. But, adding enzymes to the flour keeps that softness by altering the structure of the starch.
Enzymes can also make dough less sticky.
Other specialized baking enzymes help retain naturally-occurring gasses in gluten. That's how bakers can make light, fluffy bread.
Take a step closer towards more sustainable and quality leather with enzymes. Rather than using chemicals on stiff and unmanageable, untreated leather, you can use enzymes to naturally dissolve and wash away the tough proteins.
Not only is this more sustainable, but it also cuts down on rinsing and cleaning in the leather production process.
Enzymes also remove hair and fat from animal hides reducing sulfide use by 40% and cutting water use.
Biopolishing enzyme treatments removes small hairs and fuzz from cotton fabric, leaving it smoother and helping it keep clearer color for longer.
By using enzymes, clothes naturally and sustainably retain newness even after multiple washes.
Apples turn brown and soften after you cut them as enzymes break down their fibers. It's not too appetizing if you're eating apples, but it's an advantage when juicing them. By adding naturally occurring enzymes to your processes, you’ll see the fruit is easier to press, giving you higher yields and creating completely clear juice.
And it's not just apples – the enzymes also work on grapes to get all their juice out without compromising the quality of that fine wine.