Papain, also known as papaya proteinase it’s a cysteine protease enzyme present in papaya. The papain precursor protein contains 345 amino acid residues. Papaine Powder contains endopeptidases, aminopeptidases, dipeptidyl peptidases and enzymes with both exo- and endo-peptidase activity. Papaya contains two of the most powerful plant proteolytic enzymes: papain and chymopapain. These enzymes are effective at breaking down proteins, fats and carbs as well as supporting healthy digestion.
The enzyme papain can only be found in the papaya fruit and is superior to the pepsin produced by our own stomachs. Unlike our natural pepsin which is only activated when in an acidic environment; the papain found in the green papaya can digest protein in any pH stomach environment- alkaline, acid or neutral pH. Papain converts proteins into essential amino acids such as arginine, which cannot be produced by the body.
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Bioloical Source : Papaya (Carica papaya)
Family : Caricaceae
Culinary Use of Papaine Powder
• Papain is used as Meat tenderizer and to preserve meat.
Health Benefits of Papaine Powder
• Papain is useful to boost digestion.
• Papain also increases the immune system.
• It boosts the digestion.
• Helps to clean skin and wound care.
• Enzyme papain is also resistant to fungus.
• Papain powder also useful as anti oxidant.
Papaine is obtained by cutting the skin of the unripe but almost mature papaya and then collecting and drying the latex which flows from the cuts. Latex adhering to the fruit should be carefully scraped off and transferred to the collecting box. However, dried latex should not be mixed with fresh latex as this lowers the quality. Papaine then dried by using spray dried technology.
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