Aspergillus oryzae

Aspergillus oryzae. Certain species of Aspergillus fungi, including Aspergillus oryzae, are used by the food and dietary supplement industries to safely produce digestive enzymes, such as protease, amylase and lipase. These enzymes, when derived from Aspergillus oryzae, are approved for use as food additives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1.


  1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.