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Food bioactive peptides are short protein fragments that, in addition to their known nutritional value, can modulate physiological pathways, thereby exerting a positive impact on human health. Food bioactive peptides from plant sources garner increasing attention for their ability to impart more than one beneficial effect on human health. The biological activity of a specific peptides complex is strictly correlated with its chemical composition. Production of bioactive peptides involves the release of peptide fragments with bioactivity through hydrolysis of peptide bonds, starting from a suitable protein source. Bioactive peptides, compared to synthetic drugs, are less likely to accumulate in body tissues and to confer serious side effects because nature has provided the mechanism for their metabolism and utilization or excretion. Costantino's bioactive peptides can be integrated in the formulation of preparation of nutraceutical ingredients with multifunctional behavior, that represents a valid strategy in the development of new generations of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Contact our R&D team to develop together your future product.


Wheat peptide is an enzymatic digest of wheat proteins. This peptides mixture contains bitter peptides that can increase sense of satiety. Discover more about our bioactive peptides on our Publications page.

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Lupin peptide is an enzymatic digest of lupin protein.

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Rice peptide is an enzymatic digest of rice protein. It shows antioxidant activity. 

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Pea peptide is an enzymatic digest of pea protein. This peptides mixture contains naturally occurring high concentrations of amino acids. It is a very good emulsifier. Pea peptide shows interesting bioactivty to manage blood pressure and glycemia. Read more on our Publications page.

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Casein peptide with wide range of applications. Casein is a rich source of amino acid. It shows interesting bioactivity to regulate blood pressure and glycemia. See Publications page to read more.

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Heme Iron shows a very good absorbency compared to vegetal iron sources. It is a dark powder obtained from selective hydrolysis of hemoglobin.

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