What is Protease?

An enzyme that catalyzes proteolysis, the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or single amino acids (such as meats, fish and legumes which are protein rich.) Protease is secreted from the digestive tract, the liver, pancreas and the gallbladder.

What foods are high in proteolytic enzymes?
  • Kiwi
  • Ginger
  • Asparagus
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
What should you know about proteolytic enzymes?
  • Pineapple contains a compound known as bromelain, which has been known to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Papaya is rich in proteolytic enzymes
  • The most recommended method of getting adequate proteolytic enzymes is through supplementation