Bromelain Enzyme Production from Pineapple Stems. Bromelain Extraction from Pineapple Fruit
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes derived from pineapple. Its effects are mainly a product of its proteolytic activity, which stimulates fibrinolysis by increasing plasmin, but bromelain also has been shown to prevent kinin production and to inhibit platelet aggregation. Because its mechanism of action is generally antiinflammatory, rather than specific to a particular disease process, bromelain is used to treat a variety of pain and inflammatory conditions.
Derived from the pineapple plant, the bromelain enzyme finds various applications across different end-use industries. At the industrial level, bromelain is used to digest proteins. The proteolytic nature of bromelain finds application in the F&B industry where bromelain is largely used as a meat tenderizer. With added benefits such as anti-inflammation and immunity boosting properties, bromelain is being increasingly used in dietary supplements. Bromelain also finds application as a viable solution to several energy and resource consuming processes in industries such as leather and paper processing.
This digestive enzyme is extracted from pineapple fruit & stem and is used in numerous industries including healthcare, meat & seafood, dietary supplements, cosmetics, bakery and beverage. Globally, meat & seafood industry is found to be the largest end user industry for this market where its main application is to improve tenderness of meat & seafood.
The global bromelain market is anticipated to reach USD 1,055.1 million by 2025, at a 4.60% CAGR over the forecast period (2018-2025), as per Market Research Future (MRFR). The market can accumulate a demand of 579,958.3 kg by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.54% during the forecast period.
The Food & Beverages and Pharmaceuticals industries have the largest applications of bromelain for several processes. Both these segments are collectively expected to hold more than 85% of the global bromelain market share throughout the forecast period 2017 – 2025. Increasing application of bromelain in the bakery, meat, and brewing industry is likely to boost revenue growth of the F&B segment during the period of assessment.
The Food & Beverages segment is estimated to represent an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 11.6 Mn in 2017 over 2016, and an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 129.6 Mn between 2017 and 2025. The Pharmaceuticals segment is estimated to represent an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 10.0 Mn in 2017 over 2016, and an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 102.9 Mn between 2017 and 2025.
Global Bromelain Market Value Share (%), By Application (2017)
Bromelain finds increasing application across the following end-use industries:
- Food & Beverages: Meat processing, dough relaxer, anti-browning agent, dairy processing, brewing process, etc.
- Pharmaceuticals: Anti-inflammatory drugs, burn recovery ointments, blood thinning, post-surgery medication, dermatological solutions, etc.
- Industrial: Detergent agent, paper processing, leather processing, silk extraction, animal feed and pet food preparations, etc.
- Cosmetics: Skin conditioner, anti-tan products, anti-infection agent, anti- aging solution, etc.
Growing demand from various end-use industries such as household care, animal feed, textile industry, etc., due to its properties is key factor expected to drive growth of the global bromelain market. Moreover, bromelain can be used for production of dietary supplement, as tenderizing meat agent, which is expected to boost demand for bromelain and thereby drive growth of the global market. Increasing demand of the bromelain and usage of natural products for production in various industries is also spurring demand for bromelain.
The Bromelain has its inherent properties to tenderize meat helps to reduce post process preparation time and reduces production costs considerably. This is expected to boost market demand for the enzyme in the forecast period.
Global Bromelain Market, By Region
Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global bromelain market during the forecast period. This is mainly because of the rising awareness among the people regarding several health benefits of bromelain. Apart from this, increasing investments on research and development of healthcare sector in the region is another strong factor expected to drive the bromelain market in the region.
Some of the key players operating in the bromelain market are Enzybel International SA Hong Mao Biochemicals Co., Ltd, Nanning Pangbo Biological Engineering Co., Ltd, Great Food Group of Companies Enzyme Technology (PTY) Ltd, Guangxi Nanning Javely Biological Products Co., Ltd and Nanning Doing-Higher Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.