KiwiEnzyme produces a food grade extract powder containing Actinidin, a proteolytic enzyme.
What is a proteolytic enzyme?
Put simply, proteolytic enzymes are responsible for breaking down protein molecules. These enzymes fragment long chain protein molecules into their component parts or amino acids. The process is called protein hydrolysis.
Why should I care?
Our bodies breakdown protein during digestion and thus, enzymes are essential to our well-being.
For the meat industry, the enzyme increases product value, significantly improves the consumer experience and provides processors a substantially better return.
How are kiwifruit extracts used?
- Formulating Health & Nutritional Supplements
- Meat tenderising and flavour enhancers
- Protein hydrolysis
The uses are similar to other natural enzymes like bromelain (from pineapple) or papain (from papaya) with several distinct advantages.