Protein hydrolysate from black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) has successfully produced through enzymatic hydrolysis utilizing bromelain enzyme. Mochamad Firmansyah and Dr. M. Yusuf Abduh reported that It exhibited antioxidant activity against free radical substance, DPPH. It is considered that high content of hydrophobic amino acid, particularly Leucine, Lysine, and Valine contained in it contribute to its bioactivity.
Firmansyah, M. and Abduh, MY. 2019. Production of protein hydrolysate containing antioxidant activity from Hermetia illucens, Heliyon, 5: e02005.
Full paper is published in Heliyon: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02005
Image (first page):
Bradford standard solution for determination of protein concentration in protein hydrolysate from BSFL (Source: Documentation from Mochamad Firmansyah)
Circular image: Black soldier fly larvae (Source: Firmansyah and Abduh 2019)
Profile of Mochamad Firmansyah, S.T., M.Si.:
and Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Abduh: