Digesten® Kiwifruit Enzyme Active Extract


Product: Kiwifruit Enzyme Active
Product code: XKE
Country of origin: New Zealand

Product description: Digesten® Kiwifruit Enzyme Active Powder is carefully prepared from fruit of specific maturity and is exposed to minimal heat.  Light green in colour, sweet yet astringent in taste, and free from any off flavours or odours. 

Botanical description: Actinidia deliciosa 
Other name: kiwifruit
CAS number: 92456-63-8
Plant part: Flesh*
Solvent used: none
Equivalence: flesh* to powder 5:1
Plant preparation: wash, extract, freeze-dry
Excipient: silicon dioxide (2.5% w/w)
GMO: non-GMO
Minimum recommended dosage: 500-1000 mg/g

*  green flesh, minus skin, seeds and calyx.  The ratio from fruit to powder is 10:1 

Physical, Analytical and Microbiological Detail

Test Specification Method
Appearance Light green powder  Visual
Taste Sweet yet astringent  Sensory evaluation
Odour Light aromatic Sensory evaluation
Actinidin activity  > 16,000 CDU/g  Azocasein extraction, MacDonald & Associates
Actinidin > 3.0 mg/g Azocasein extraction, MacDonald & Associates
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
Solubility in water > 95% In-house method
Pesticides Residue Complies with BP 2004 Appendix XI L and USP 561 Solvent extraction, SPE cleanup, GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS analysis
Lead (Pb) < 3.0 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Mercury (Hg) < 0.1 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Arsenic (As) < 3.0 ppm Biological materials digestion ICP-MS
Cadmium (Cd) < 1.0 ppm 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 x10 kg, net 20 kg, within a 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 Enzyme Active Powder. 

- Date of issue: 19th July 2023
- Replaces: 29th March 2023