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Subject: Is citric acid an inhibitor to amylase?

Date: Thu Nov 27 16:13:28 2008
Posted by Brian
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I am interested because I know amylase digests starch.  I would like to know if
something like citric acid, which is known to be a preservative, would inhibit
amylase's ability to digest starch. 

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