Which enzyme solution best suits your business?

Which enzyme solution best suits your business? 

Explore our pet food portfolio below to find out.

The following table compares the specifications and benefits of each of our pet food solutions. 

Alcalase®
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Protamex®
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Flavourzyme®
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Protana® Prime
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Protana® UBoost
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Novo-Pro® D
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products
Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range
Working temperature range (°C)
Quality grade
Boost process efficiency
Suitable for organic products

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Enzymes help you with a long-term brand-building solution

Why use Novozymes enzymes?

Novozymes enzymes are natural proteins that are skillfully engineered to retain their natural benefits while maximizing other gains such as:

  • Higher stability with consistent enzymatic and catalytic activity
  • Increased reliability and ease of production 
  • Simplified optimization
How do enzymes help create tasty premium pet food?

Turning animal co-products into tasty high-quality protein can be challenging because the more hydrolyzed a protein is, the more bitter it usually tastes.

The right enzymes help reduce bitterness and increase the savory flavor that pets love. Enzymes help turn bovine, poultry and porcine organs into hydrolysates, a valuable ingredient in pet food. Hydrolysates have multiple applications; they are often used inside dry kibble to improve taste or in wet pet foods as an overall flavor system. They can also be sprayed on the outside of the kibble to boost flavor and palatability.

To generate savory flavor in a protein for food applications, you can use a combination of endopeptidases, exopeptidases and glutaminases.

 

How can I get the best out of my enzymes?

A combination of endopeptidase, exopeptidase and glutaminase can transform the taste of pet food.

The endopeptidase breaks down the large protein molecules into small peptides. Then, the exopeptidase further breaks down the peptides into single amino acids. Some of the small peptides from the hydrolysate can contribute to the umami flavor that makes food irresistible to pets.

To take the umami flavor to the next level, a glutaminase can be used to convert free glutamine into glutamic acid.

For example, by using Alcalase® for primary liquefaction and Flavourzyme® for second hydrolysis, you can process meat protein extracts with maximum efficiency. Together, they give you the highest degree of hydrolysis (DH) and reduce sediment in the liquefaction process. 
When combined with Protamex® for the first hydrolysis, Flavourzyme® improves flavor quality, provides high DH and a faster second hydrolysis. It also gives a natural meaty flavor, superior to alternative solutions.

The first step to using enzymes in your production

Our wide range of solutions help you take your business to the next level.

To see how to apply the right solution in your production, download our application sheet.

This application sheet explains all you need to know to start using flavor-boosting enzymes in your premium pet food.

There has never been a better time to start making premium pet food

70%

European pet owners reported a stronger relationship with their pets during the pandemic, according to some surveys. Besides the pandemic, animal welfare programs across the world have also encouraged the humanization of pets.

62%

European pet owners are more concerned about quality than low prices and are therefore willing to pay more for quality-driven pet food, a study shows.  

2nd

largest pet food market in the world, Europe is seeing a great surge in pet food revenue. The increasing humanization of pets and the growing disposable personal income (DPI) of pet owners across European countries enables more pet owners to spend lavishly on their dear pets.

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