Picture an elderly gentleman tinkering away in his shed. He is working with unusual equipment you may not recognise. Feeding in seeds and plants and other agricultural by-products, the results have produced a few “Eureka” moments. That is how it all started. While the company is much more sophisticated today, there are still remnants of more humble beginnings. is a New Zealand business formed in 2009 to supply the world with one of those “Eureka” moment products.

New Zealand has an abundant supply of kiwifruit grown under a well-regulated horticultural environment. This fruit provides an excellent source of Actinidin, a naturally occurring enzyme with significant advantages over similar enzymes, both natural and microbial.

Under a framework of New Zealand’s best food safety standards, we produce food grade kiwifruit extract containing Actinidin. Our proprietary process ensures a highly-purified product free from seed and skin by-products. These extra steps are important because seed oil can contaminate the end product and spoil the flavour.

How enzymes enhance our lives

Enzymes play a major role in our physical health and well-being. They are required for every chemical reaction in the body. Enzymes help digest protein, break down toxins, boost the immune system, improve the quality of blood cells, and are needed for tissue repair.

Leveraging off observations in nature, scientists have employed enzymes to facilitate numerous industrial processes. On a daily basis, we encounter products that have been made using enzymes such as:

  • Detergents
  • Recycled paper
  • Textiles
  • Food and beverages
  • Leather products
  • Biofuels
  • Biodegradable plastics

Whether you are using enzymes for health and nutrition or an industrial process such as tenderising meat, KiwiEnzyme is committed to providing a pure natural enzyme extracted from a popular, highly-nutritious fruit.