What Is Bromelain?
Bromelain is an enzyme extract from the fruit or stem of pineapples (Ananas comosus). It is rich in proteolytic enzymes, or proteases, which digest proteins into amino acids [1, 2].Stem- and fruit-derived bromelain are prepared differently and contain varying amounts of these enzymes. Bromelain extracted from stems is more commonly used in studies because it has a higher protease content [1, 3].Bromelain is used in the form of a dietary supplement, powder, or cream. It is important to note that eating pineapple does not produce the same health benefits as bromelain supplementation .
What is GDU per gram? GDU per gram is a measure of how much protein a gram of bromelain can digest. In order to understand the label of a product containing bromelain, you need to look at the GDU content per serving.