Pineapple Enzymes and Gelatin: A Digestive Duo

Discover the function of enzymes in digestion, using gelatin and fresh pineapple. Pineapple enzymes liquefy gelatin, while cooking destroys the enzyme.

00:00:00 Discover the function of enzymes as catalysts in biochemical reactions, like digestion, in this science experiment using gelatin and fresh pineapple.

๐Ÿ”ฌ Enzymes are molecules that act as catalysts to speed up biochemical reactions, such as digestion.

๐Ÿ Fresh pineapple contains enzymes that can be used in experiments as a catalyst.

๐Ÿงช To conduct the experiment, you will need gelatin, fresh pineapple, a container, a spoon, and boiling water.

00:01:02 This video demonstrates an experiment using pineapple enzymes to liquefy gelatin. The fresh pineapple liquefies the gelatin while the control does not.

๐Ÿ Adding fresh pineapple to gelatin causes it to liquefy.

๐ŸŒก๏ธ The gelatin with pineapple becomes liquid when placed in contact with the fruit.

โฐ The time-lapse shows the comparison between gelatin with pineapple and gelatin without pineapple.

00:02:07 Pineapple Enzymes and Gelatin - The Sci Guys: Science at Home. See how cooked pineapple does not liquify gelatin like fresh pineapple due to the proteolytic enzymes in the juice.

๐Ÿ Fresh pineapple breaks down gelatin into a liquid.

๐Ÿงช Gelatin is made out of collagen and remains a semi-solid even at room temperature.

๐Ÿ”ฌ Pineapple juice contains proteolytic enzymes that digest proteins.

00:03:11 An enzyme called brolene found in pineapple breaks down gelatin proteins, turning it from a solid to a liquid. Cooking pineapple destroys the enzyme.

๐Ÿ Pineapple enzymes, specifically bromelain, break down peptide bonds in proteins.

๐Ÿฎ When pineapple enzymes come in contact with gelatin, they break down collagen proteins and release trapped water, turning the solution into a liquid.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Boiled pineapple loses its ability to break down proteins due to the deactivation of bromelain.

00:04:14 This video explores the science behind pineapple enzymes and gelatin. Learn how these two substances interact and create a unique dessert.

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