Biocatalysts Ltd launches new product for casein hydrolysis

Enzyme specialist, Biocatalysts Ltd, has announced the launch of its new enzyme Promod™ 517MDP (P517MDP), extending its range of Kosher and Halal certified enzymes specifically targeting the dairy protein market.

P517MDP is a highly efficient exopeptidase that achieves >40% degree of hydrolysis in casein protein. Hydrolysing casein with P517MDP breaks it down into its smaller component parts: peptides and amino acids which increases its solubility and improves its digestibility making the casein protein hydrolysate a more versatile ingredient that can be used in the production of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP*) including specialist infant and follow-on formulas.

Casein, like whey, is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids required to support the healthy growth of human beings. The slower rate at which its amino acids are absorbed means that it can satiate hunger over a longer period and also reduce the effects of sarcopenia, natural muscle wastage, in elderly individuals. Casein’s amino acid composition makes it important for maintaining muscle strength, bolstering the immune system and promoting a healthy weight and metabolism.

Daren Bryce, commercial director, was asked about Biocatalysts Ltd commitment to extending its range of enzymes: “Biocatalysts Ltd are dedicated to providing a range of microbial alternative enzymes across the food sectors and developing specific enzymes that help our customers increase the value and functionality of their products. In this instance we are proud to help our customers more easily access casein hydrolysates.”

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