Kosher

EDC to produce a Kosher for Passover certified papain

Starting in Mid 2021 Enzyme Development Corporation will begin producing a high activity purified liquid papain that will meet the requirements for the “Kosher for Passover” certification. EDC began reviewing the possibility after numerous inquiries for a protease that could meet the Kosher for Passover requirements. After discussions with our certifier, Kof-K, and after determining that certain technological challenges could …

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 …

Lactose-Free Dairy

Lactose-free milk production

The Lactose-Free Dairy market has grown dramatically in the decades since lactose free dairy food options first began appearing in the retail marketplace. The very first products were liquid biocatalysts that the consumer used to prepare milk overnight. The market has changed and multiplied so that now there are many ready to consume options readily available in the dairy section …

ENZECO® FICIN 100

Press release for ENZECO® FICIN 100

Enzyme Development Corporation is releasing a new food-grade biocatalyst, a botanical protease, ENZECO® FICIN 100. Ficin, a natural non-GMO proteolytic biocatalyst from the latex of Ficus species (tropical fig tree), is approved for use in food and perfect for clean label products. Ficin functions similarly to other plant cysteine proteases, such as Papain and Bromelain, but has a lower deactivation temperature, making …