Amylase is an enzyme produced in the pancreas and mouth. It helps digest carbohydrates and turns them into sugar or glucose which provides energy to the body.
There are three types of amylase, but the main type found in humans and animals is the alpha Amylase. Phaseolamin, an inhibitor of alpha amylase, is a potential diet stimulator. It is also used to prevent occupational asthma that often occurs among factory workers.
Found In: Raw fruits and vegetables, raw nuts, legumes, whole grains, and sprouted seeds.