Sweet biotechnology: paper of the year!

(09-03-2023) Rare sugars with potential health benefits are now more available through enzymatic engineering.

In view of the global pandemic of obesity and related metabolic diseases, there is an increased interest in alternative carbohydrates with promising physiochemical and health-related properties as a potential replacement for traditional sugars.

However, our current knowledge is limited to only a small selection of carbohydrates, whereas the majority of alternative rare carbohydrates and especially their properties remain to be investigated. Unraveling their potential properties, like digestibility and glycemic content, could unlock their use in industrial applications.

Check our winning research paper, selected as research paper of 2023 by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry