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Journal of Food Processing
Volume 2015, Article ID 738984, 5 pages
Research Article

Multienzyme Modification of Hemp Protein for Functional Peptides Synthesis

Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India

Received 31 August 2015; Revised 2 November 2015; Accepted 11 November 2015

Academic Editor: Subramaniam Sathivel

Copyright © 2015 Ranjana Das. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Functional foods and nutraceuticals are of special importance, particularly for their impact on human health and prevention of certain chronic diseases. Consequently, the production and properties of bioactive peptides have received an increasing scientific interest over past few years. Present work intends to compare the competence of metalloendopeptidases (“Protease N” and “Protease A”) with papain for getting functional peptides from hemp seed meal, which is an obligatory waste of hemp fiber production industry. As a measure of the functional potential hemp protein hydrolysates were analyzed for their antiradical properties in DPPH system. “Protease N” modified protein hydrolysate exhibited comparatively superior radical scavenging activity in DPPH system. Overall findings represent the importance of “Protease N,” as endopeptidase in getting peptides of good antiradical properties from various protein sources.