are Bio-catalysts, i.e. substances which accelerate a certain
chemical reaction without actually being consumed themselves.
They are found in every cell of all living beings, from simple
single cellular organisms to highly complex multicellular
organisms, including human beings.
Papain and Ficin are proteolytic enzymes. While they are
effective as digestive enzymes, studies have shown that these
enzymes are absorbed from the digestive tract intact when taken
away from food: 1 hour before or 2 hours after. This is the
basis for "Enzyme Therapy".
are nature’s biological catalysts. They accelerate rates of
reaction, helping the conversion of substances into other types
of chemicals more useful for industrial processes. In the
commercial arena, enzymes have two broad kinds of use: process
aids and active ingredients.
Ficin is found in the latex of the plants of
the Genius Ficus. Commercial ficin is purified from the latex of
the fig tree, Ficus Glabatra or Ficus Carica.
Six of the proteolytic enzyme components of
Ficus glabrata ficin have been isolated and shown to be
chromatographically homogeneous. The molecular weights, the
amino acid oompositions, the electrophoretic and chromatographic
behavior of the tryptic peptides, and the relative specificities
of these 6 components have been determined.
estimates show that nearly 60 per cent of the total world supply
of enzymes is prepared in Europe, mainly within the European
Community. Another 15 per cent is produced in North America,
primarily ‘in-house’ for large scale application by large scale
processors of natural materials, such as alcohol and sugar
Russian and the Chinese markets probably use a wide variety of
enzyme types for indigenous use, but are not yet active
commercially. It is likely that their active entry into the
market will expand the global market by a considerable degree
- Many parts
of the food industry use enzymes, mainly as processing aids.
Examples include baking, brewing, protein modification, fruit
processing and flavour production. Most bulk enzymes, as
produced by the big manufacturers, are usable in many food
processes but are not optimum for each particular process.
- Most stone
washed denim jeans are now enzyme washed.
Ficin is used in Food industries :
Alcohol & beer industries, Hydrolisation of proteins., Meat
processing, Baking industry, Pet food Health food,
Pharmaceutical industry : Contact lens cleaning, Cancer
treatment , Anti arthritis, Digestive aid, Cosmetic industries,
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