October 2011/Prepared Foods-- Australian ingredient supplier, Ingredient Resources, forecasts continued high demand for its unique 100% natural, meat tenderizer, Kiwi Fruit Powder Extract (KFPE) OT1005X. The tenderizer is used in various cuts of meat, poultry and seafood products and was developed to overcome the problems meat processors face; namely, the “unreliable quality of many cuts and the long times needed to achieve satisfactory levels of tenderness,” per the company. Derived from fresh green kiwi fruit, the extract’s active component is the natural protease enzyme actinidin, which is mainly found in this fruit species. The extract is manufactured using a proprietary process without chemicals or solvents and is standardized for consistency. Ingredient Resources Pty Ltd, Australia, www.ingred-res.com.aupf