Prepared Foods Magazine featured Wellnex Collagen Peptides in the April 2015 issue.
Collagen protein is derived from animal sources, and its peptides are produced in a two-step process, which includes acid or alkaline hydrolysis, and enzymatic hydrolysis. Collagen peptides are easily absorbed and digested in the human body.
This was explained and elaborated upon by Erika Tchang, business development manager, Nitta Gelatin NA Inc., in her PF R&D Seminar Presentation titled “Formulating with Collagen Peptides as a Functional Protein Source.”
“Collagen peptides are composed of 17-19 different amino acids, containing a uniquely high proportion of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline,” said Tchang. “Two key di-peptides found in collagen peptides, hydroxyproline-proline (PO) and hydroxyproline-glycine (OG), help increase collagen peptide bioavailablity, as well as to help activate cells in the bones, joints and skin.”
Collagen contains more than 92% protein with no carbohydrates or fat, and a minimal taste and odor. It is cold-water soluble and heat-stable, with potential applications in functional foods and beverages, supplements, nutria-cosmetics, cosmeceuticals, enteral nutrition and other medical applications.