Bromelain

So…You Got a Great Deal on Bromelain

The reason for this blog is to state that the GDU assay method is useless in confirming the presence of bromelain.  We have proven beyond a doubt that a sample can have a result of 2400+GDU/gram but contain zero bromelain.  Enzyme Development Corporation has been involved with Bromelain since the early 1970’s.  Our primary markets for bromelain have been and …

Enzeco® Ficin Liquid 50K

Enzyme Development Corporation announces new product, Enzeco® Ficin Liquid 50K

PRESS RELEASE  Ficin has been sold generally as a powder preparation.  EDC announces the availability of a standardized liquid ficin preparation. Enzeco® Ficin Liquid 50K is suitable for use in protein hydrolysis, especially plant based proteins for use in meat alternatives, gelatin hydrolysis and EMC’s (Enzyme Modified Cheeses).  Enzeco® Ficin Liquid 50K works well on milk proteins as well as …

 PRESS RELEASE 

 Enzyme Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Murdoch will be assuming the title of company President, effective January 1, 2024. Previously, Mr. Murdoch was the company’s Vice President. He also brings to the company extensive experience in fermentation and industrial enzyme applications.   Mr. Peter Moodie will be assuming the title of Senior Management Advisor and will remain …

A Buyer’s Guide to Enzymes

Introduction – Enzymes are used in a wide range of industries: from infant nutrition to pet food, dairy products to milk alternatives, meat tenderizing to plant-based proteins, bakery products to dietary supplements. As the number of applications continues to grow and become more specialized, selecting the appropriate enzyme is critical. There are numerous enzymes available from many suppliers, which can …

Pet food forum

Alternatives for Bromelain in Food Processing Applications

Bromelain, a plant-derived protease from the pineapple stem, has a long history of use in the food processing industry. Bromelain was first used in the food industry in the early 1970s.  The primary applications are meat tenderizing and protein hydrolysis. Currently, there is a shortage of Bromelain on the market due to Covid lockdown practices in certain countries and increased …

Botanical Proteases

Botanical Proteases – an option for “Gluten-Free” claims.

With the new FDA regulations on “gluten-free” claims, there is a new interest in enzymes that have not been derived from fermentation. To meet the need for this growing demand for non-Fermentation enzymes, EDC offers a number of botanical enzymes, including Papain, Bromelain, Ficin, and the protease from Thistle. These proteases are plant-based, non-GMO enzymes that have no wheat or …

Enzeco® Invertase AN is an enzyme that makes life a little sweeter.

February is traditionally a time where candy companies see a spike in sales, particularly for higher-end items, such as chocolate truffles. These delectable treats are produced with invertase, an enzyme that hydrolyzes sucrose into glucose and fructose. By using this enzyme, candy manufacturers are able to convert a crystalline sucrose solution into a liquid, a necessary step in the manufacture …