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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However, if papain is to be used, since the young fruits need to be injured while collecting the necessary latex, that could be practically disadvantageous compared to the situation with extracting stem bromelain. Therefore, bromelain can be identified as an inexpensive and more appropriate resource for this application.
Stem bromelain (EC 3.4.22.32) is the major protease present in extracts of pineapple stem while fruit bromelain (EC 3.4.22.33) is the main protease fraction present in pineapple fruit [1].