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Protopectinase (PPase) from Bacillus subtilis was used to investigate enzymatic maceration of vegetable tissues. Optimum concentration and pH of PPase were 0.75, 0.75, and 0.5%, and 5.0, 8.0, 7.0 for red pepper, garlic, and cucumber, respectively. Optimum shaking-rate, reaction time, and temperature of PPase were 250 rpm, 150 min, and 37oC, respectively. Yields of mechanically macerated red pepper, garlic, and cucumber were 45.8, 47.5, and 82.1%, whereas those treated with PPase were 81.8, 84, and 98%. Over 40% Vitamin C, the most unstable component during mechanical maceration, remained intact for 12 days after enzymatic treatment. Color differences (∆E) of mechanically macerated red pepper, garlic, and cucumber were 1.16, 2.86, and 3.27, whereas those of PPase-treated ones were 2.87, 7.68, and 5.22 after heat treatment at 100oC for 20 min. Capsaicin content of mechanically macerated red pepper was 0.4 mg/100 g, whereas that treated with PPase was 1.32 mg/100 g. Viscosity of PPase-treated vegetable decreased slowly with increasing storage period, whereas that of mechanically macerated vegetable sharply decreased. These results indicate PPase treatment of vegetable could be better choice for preparation of high-values and functionally processed food and for extending preservation period.