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Yah Yah
10-06-2006, 07:45 PM
I was reading up on Kiwi after I ate some and came accross this:


Raw kiwifruit is also rich in the protein-dissolving enzyme actinidin


This enzyme makes raw kiwifruit unsuitable for use in desserts containing milk or any other dairy products which are not going to be served within hours, because it soon begins to dissolve milk proteins.

So I was wondering if the kiwi I just ate destroyed the protein from the shake I drank before it? :scratch:

cts122
10-08-2006, 02:37 PM
I believe actinidin is more of a digestive enzyme like papaya, and may break down protein but not destroy it. If you are worried about it don't eat any kiwis.

Davidelmo
10-08-2006, 02:45 PM
It doesn't "destroy" the protein, don't worry.

BFGUITAR
10-08-2006, 03:45 PM
Kiwis apparently contain enzymes which breeak down protein like the enzymes in our stomach and intestines. Perhaps this extra dose of enzymes will assure maximum protein digestion and help with absorption?

TheGimp
10-08-2006, 04:45 PM
The point the article is making is that the kiwis will ruin the texture of the dessert.

RedSpikeyThing
10-08-2006, 10:09 PM
The point the article is making is that the kiwis will ruin the texture of the dessert.

Exactly. It will break down the protein into smaller simpler proteins/amino acids. Your body can still use it.

russianwol
10-09-2006, 11:58 AM
Exactly. It will break down the protein into smaller simpler proteins/amino acids. Your body can still use it.
Mmmm. A must have for a protein smoothie!

Steele
10-09-2006, 12:03 PM
Protease does that too :p And that's a natural enzyme occuring in the human body.

-Steele

Fuzzy
10-09-2006, 11:36 PM
SO eating kiwis is good to make protein quiker to absorb or not?