Hydrolyzed Proteins

The process is used for processing meat by-products and animal co-product. Proteins are subjected to a hydrolysis process (breaking protein chains) by digestive enzymes, which results in the formation of peptides, which are short chains of amino acids. The result is a material with high palatability and functionality. Digestion is facilitated and proteins are absorbed more easily by the body. The enzymatic process requires high level control automation engineering, equipment manufactured in stainless steel, and fresh and hygienically safe co-products, which are worked on at low temperatures, thus avoiding protein denaturing.

Raw materials

  • Poultry, swine and bovine meat co-products
  • Poultry feathers
  • Mammal skin
  • Bovine and swine livers
  • Meat deboning trimmings
  • Fish co-products


The proteins are subjected to a hydrolyzing process by digestive enzymes.

This process results in the formation of peptides, which are short chains of amino acids.

They are considered hydrolyzed proteins when below 10,000 daltons.

Benefits and advantages


High level of convertibility due to the high percentage of digestibility (95% to 99% in 0.0002% dilution of pepsin).


Presence of essential amino acids during digestion, which facilitates an efficient and balanced growth.


Improves the animal’s health due to the nutraceutical, metabolic, and physiological effects, reducing the need for drugs.


Improves palatability in mammals by the controlled breakage of peptide links.


High level of functionality, which facilitates the mixing and homogeneity with other food substances.


Animal Feed

The final product can be used in the pet food industry, in aquaculture, for feeding piglets and growing animals, and as palatalizing agents and ingredients for beef cattle. The process ensures greater added value: poultry entrails from slaughterhouses, for example, have 15% protein, 15% fat, and 5% mineral material. The end result is a protein hydrolysate, which is broadly used in feed production.

Human Food

An alternative that allows to increase the added value is the use of raw materials classified for human consumption. Omega 3, for example, can be obtained from fish fat. The hydrolyzed collagen provides many health benefits, such as ensuring muscle and tissue firmness, maintaining skin elasticity, and strengthening nails and hair. The absence of the substance in the organism leads to the appearance of wrinkles, joint problems, and skin flaccidity.

Nutraceutical Component

Hydrolyzed proteins can be used in supplements developed for the specific needs of athletes, the elderly, and those of people with nutritional deficiencies. With high protein value, the product contains essential nutrients for the body. The supplements offer the benefits of meat protein without the undesired effect of fats and they are recommended to maintain energy and gain muscle mass.

Cosmetics Industry

Hydrolyzed collagen is widely used by the industry for the production of cosmetics. This ensures greater added value to the final product. The substance contains vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that make up skin, nail, and hair products. The products slow the aging process and improve skin elasticity and firmness.


Kontinuer’s objective is to become one of the leaders in the knowledge and implementation of protein recycling processes, working together with customers. In addition to the enzymatic processes herein presented, others are available under consultation, such as the acquisition of gel bone to obtain ossein, acquisition of collagen, and the production of edible fish fat for the production of Omega 3.


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