Bulk Actinidin Proteolytic Enzyme Kiwi Fruit Extract (Actinidain)
Kiwienzyme.com produce commercial grade Actinidin products, extracted from New Zealand kiwifruit, which can be used for similar applications as papain and bromolein.
These applications include:
- Meat tenderising - controlled breakdown of tendonous proteins while maintaining textural quality
- Protein/Meat Hydrolysis
- Nutritional Supplements
- Dietary Fibre
Our Actinidin products have a number of distinct advantages:
- Reliability of Supply
Sourced from New Zealand kiwifruit. The New Zealand kiwifruit industry has a long history of stable production producing fruit that meet the highest standards of horticultural practice and food safety. Continuity of supply is assured.
The regulatory controls on fruit production prevent harmful chemicals from entering the food chain. Ensures compliance with New Zealand's high food safety standards.
The product is a powder provided in a way that will be compaitible with the customer's requirements.
- Shelf Life
Packed in multi-layer metallised barrier bags, moisture and air uptake is minimised. Our physical and enzymic stability is in excess of 2 years at ambient temperature.
Actinidin enzymes exhibit activity at low temperatures, enabling controlled hydrolysis while minimising microbial risk.
- Thermal Stability
Actinidin activity is optimal at 55º - 60ºC ensuring that hydrolysis can be performed at temperatures preventing microbial growth.
- Long Storage Life
The actinidin extract is converted to a powder with a low moisture content and corresponding low water activity. Benefits compared to traditional liquid enzyme products include:
- Greatly reduced microbial load
- Greatly enhanced enzyme stability, longer storage life
- Less susceptible to microbiological contamination after the pack is opened compared with liquid products
- Does not require refrigeration
- High Activity Levels
Our Actinidin extracts can be produced with proteolytic enzyme activity levels that are higher than those produced by papaya and pineapple extract. Kiwienzyme© Actinidin enzyme activity is expressed in units per gram based on the synthetic substrate CBZ-lysine-ONp. If you are unable to relate your application to the units stated on our product then we will be happy to assist in making the correlation/comparison.