What is bromelain
Bromelain is a complex mixture of protein-digesting enzymes isolated from pineapples primarily the Queen Pineapple Ananas Cosmosus. Commercially available since the 1950's, bromelain can be found in both the fruit and the stem.
Stem derived bromelain, however is commercially more significant as it has been more extensively studied and its source is an agricultural waste product. There are huge environmental and economic benefits associated with obtaining a highly valuable ingredient such as bromelain from a waste product.


Location of bromelain in the pineapple plant Ananus cosmosus.