Invertase is an enzyme produced in the small intestine that breaks down the disaccharide sucrose into the monosaccharides glucose and fructose 1. It is typically derived from yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, for commercial use. Invertase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae is approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.
  2. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.