Digesten Kiwifruit Complex


Product: Kiwifruit Complex
Product code: XDC
Country of Origin: New Zealand

Product description: Digesten® Kiwifruit Complex is a proprietary blend of kiwifruit enzyme powder and kiwifruit skin extract.  Light green/brown in colour, mildly astringent in taste, and high in natural polyphenols, soluble fibre and actinidin (protease) enzyme.

Botanical description: Actinidia deliciosa 
Other name: Kiwifruit
CAS number: 92456-63-8
Plant part: Flesh* and skin
Solvent used: potable water
Equivalence: fruit:extract 16:1 (* green flesh minus skin, seeds, and calyx, otherwise the ratio from whole fruit to powder is 10:1, Kiwifruit Enzyme powder: fruit: powder 10:1; & Kiwifruit Skin extract:  fruit: powder 250:1. Blend equivalence fruit: powder 70:1)
Plant preparation: Wash, extract, concentrate, freeze-dry, blend
Excipient: silicon dioxide (2.5% w/w)
GMO: non-GMO
Minimum recommended dosage: 500 - 1000 mg/g per serve.

Physical, Analytical and Microbiological Detail

Test Specification Method
Appearance Light green/brown powder Visual
Taste Mildly astringent Sensory evaluation
Odour Light aromatic Sensory evaluation
Actinidin activity >12,000 CDU/g Azocasein extraction, MacDonald & Associates
Actinidin > 1.5 mg/g Azocasein extraction, MacDonald & Associates
Active ingredients > 15 mg/g phenolics  AOAC 952.03 OMA online (mod)
Soluble dietary fibre > 150 mg/g AOAC 985.29 OMA online
Mesh size ** > 95% through 40 mesh ** Pass
Loss on drying < 5% BP or USP loss on drying method
Water activity < 0.25 AquaLab Operator's manual
Pesticides residue Complies with BP 2004 Appendix XI L and USP 561 Solvent extraction, SPE cleanup, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS analysis
Solubility in water > 95% In-house method
Lead (Pb) < 3.0ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Mercury (Hg) < 0.1ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Arsenic (As) < 3.0ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Cadmium (Cd) < 1.0ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Aerobic plate count < 10,000 cfu/g  APHA 8.72 5th Ed
Yeasts and moulds < 2,000 cfu/g APHA 21.5 (modified) 5th Ed
Escherichia coli Negative/10g APHA 9.93 (modified) 5th Ed
Salmonella Negative/10g ISO 6579-1:2017
Staphylococcus aureus Negative/10g APHA 39.6 (modified) 5th Ed
Shelf life 24 months  
Storage In a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
Packaging 2 x 10 kg, total net 20 kg, heat sealed, nitrogen flushed, foil laminate bags within individual cartons and then packed together in a heavy-duty cardboard outer.  
Certification Kosher certification is available on request.
Note Individuals who are allergic to kiwifruit may also be allergic to products containing Digesten® Kiwifruit Complex. 

** At the time of manufacture
- Date of issue: 19th July 2023
- Replaces: 29th March 2023