Danisco turns to snakes, spiders for potent enzymes

Danish food ingredients and enzymes maker Danisco (DCO.CO: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it would investigate whether snakes, spiders and carnivorous plants could provide new powerful enzymes to improve consumer goods.

Danisco said such overlooked species could be key to discovering new potent enzymes for use in everyday products such as laundry detergents and food.

“When a spider catches a fly in its web, it injects digestive enzymes into its prey to liquefy it,” Danisco said in a statement. “This makes it easy for the spider to devour the fly.”

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