Background: The tremendous need of lipase for varied applications in biotechnology increases
its economical value in food and allied industries. Patents suggest that lipase has an impressive
number of applications viz. enhancements of flavor in food products (Cheese, butter, alcoholic beverages,
milk chocolate and diet control food stuffs), detergent industry in removing oil, grease stain, organic
chemical processing, textile industry, oleochemical industry, cosmetic industry and also as therapeutic
agents in pharmaceutical industries.
Objective: This communication extends the frontier of lipase catalyzed benefits to human body by lowering
serum cholesterol and enhancement of flavor in different food products.
Methods: Among all, multiple innovations going on in the field of lipase applications are widening its
scope in food industries consistently. Therefore, in the present work an effort has been made to explore
the utilization of lipase in the field of food product enhancement.
Results: Supplementation of food products with lipase results in modification of its physical, chemical
and biochemical properties by enhancing its therapeutic activity.
Conclusion: Lipases are the most important enzymes used in food industries. They are utilized as industrial
catalysts for lipid hydrolysis. Because of lipases hydrolysis nature it is widely exploited to catalyze
lipids or fats in different food products and enhancement of food flavors.