Enzyme Development Corporation’s Lab Manager, Andrea Dreyfus, presented a poster at IFT discussing the differences between Ficin (a new food-grade biocatalyst, a botanical protease), papain, and bromelain, comparing the enzyme’s activity and stability over a range of temperatures and pH.
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 it ideal for meat tenderizing applications, particularly thin cuts of meat such as fajita strips.
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