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limes please

Post by yanie_daks_D » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:01 am

:D hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is my first visit in your forum.
can you help me? i want to ask if limes have proteolytic activity like pineapples and papain. pls help me............... :(

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Post by victor » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:56 am

Proteolytic???you mean like maing the protein become lysis?
From what I know is lime has a sour taste (low in pH) and this can make some proteins denaturated.
If proteolytic...not only limes..our body also have that kind of substances. Example like peptidase can make a protein become amino-acid...(proteolytic right.. :lol: ). Well you can see that lime must have a water substances which can hydrolizes proteins become amino-acids... :lol:
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Post by mothorc » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:19 am

limes have proteolytic but it isn't protease. The break peptide linkage reaction need water and low pH to happen (it cause by citric acid)

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Post by victor » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:50 pm

Not citric acid but Ascorbic acid (vit. C)
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Post by mothorc » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:56 am

ascorbic acid or citric acid make low pH in lime?

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Post by victor » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:56 am

Just see the 'acid' word in the 2 examples that you gave... :wink: they low the pH..
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:52 pm

I think he is asking wether it is ascorbic or citric acid that lowers the pH
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Post by Waters2 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:18 pm

i think should be citric acid because more composition inside the lime whickh lower the pH.

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Post by victor » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:46 am

Not the ascorbic acid?? because almost TV shows said that "lemon is rich of vit.C..(ascorbic acid.. :lol: )
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Post by mothorc » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:53 pm

Now to close this topic, we need some real number:
Lime - Nutritional Analysis:
-Citric acid: 4-8% (depend on genus)
-Ascorbic acid: 77mg per 100g ( 0.77%)
Another things are: Protein, lipit, fibre, carbohydrate, Ca, Fe, Mg, P, K, Na, Zn, Cu,Vit C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B5, PP,B12, A, Retinol .(certainly water is the most)

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