Category: Animal Feed Enzymes
Papain is a Protease enzyme derived from plant i.e. from Papaya fruit. The unripe fruit is first tapped, and then the latex is dried and finally purified to get the enzyme. Methods of purification include water extraction with reducing and chelating agents, salt precipitation and solvents for converting it to Protease.
Protease is widely used in the animal feed industry as a protease enzyme to help protein digestion. They split the chains of proteins producing small peptides and eventually free the amino acids, which can be absorbed by the animal or birds.
10 - 100 g / ton of feed. (Variation in dosage depends on whether the enzyme is being used independently or in combination with other enzymes to make feed formulations).
Protease has an optimum activity at pH 5.0 but it is very effective over a pH range of 3.0 to 8.0. It has an optimum activity at a temperature of 40oC but is very effective at 30 – 60oC.
Packing and Storage:
Protease is available in 25kg HDPE pack. The product should be stored under cool and dry conditions in an airtight container.