Bromelain in Food Processing Applications

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 …

ficin for cheesemaking

Ficin for cheesemaking

One of Enzyme Development Corporation’s areas of expertise is the production of plant-based proteases. For example, EDC is the only producer of Papain, Ficin, and thistle rennet in the Western Hemisphere.  Papain is the original product EDC offered in 1953 for use in the beer industry. For more information on Papain, please visit papain.com. Thistlezyme (thistle rennet) and Ficin, a protease …

No Sulfite Added Papain

No Sulfite Added Papain

For the last ten years, EDC has been producing a “no sulfite added” papain, a proteolytic enzyme from the dried latex of Carica papaya. Papain is a sulfhydryl protease, and sulfites are naturally occurring in papaya (like onions, garlic, etc.), so there will always be some sulfites in our product. This is why we don’t make any claims on our product …

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 …