bromelain

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bromelain

[′brō·mə‚lān]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that digests protein and clots milk; prepared by precipitation by acetone from pineapple juice; used to tenderize meat, to chill-proof beer, and to make protein hydrolysates. Also spelled bromelin.
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Pharmaceutical value of bromelain has been demonstrated in different surgical sub-specialties.
Literature suggests a promising role of bromelain in surgical care.
For instance, freeze drying and spray drying of bromelain had been reported [10].
In view of the above, the purpose of this study is to maximize the activity of spray dried recombinant stem bromelain by optimization of some spray drying process operational conditions.
Back in 1982, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw wrote about the benefits of a plant enzyme called bromelain in their best- seller book Life Extension.
Scientists have recently shown that bromelain provides powerful anti-inflammatory properties without the problems associated with drug therapy.
Key words: bromelain, pineapple extract, knee pain, arthritis, well-being
Bromelain may offer such an alternative (Maurer, 2001).