Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Animal Science

Volume

88

Issue

2

First Page

795

Last Page

801

DOI

10.2527/jas.2009-2382

Abstract

Sausages with different fat contents (16 or 29%) were purchased from local stores, vacuum-packaged in oxygen-impermeable bags, and irradiated at 0 or 5 kGy using a linear accelerator. The changes in quality attributes of irradiated sausages were determined during storage at 4°C. The 2-thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance values of sausages were not affected by fat content but were increased after irradiation (5 kGy). Storage for 60 d increased the 2-thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance values of nonirradiated sausages (P < 0.05) but had no effect on irradiated sausages. The numbers of volatile compounds and the amounts of total volatiles were increased by irradiation in both the high-fat (29% fat) and low-fat (16% fat) sausages. Dimethyl sulfide was detected only in irradiated sausages, regardless of fat content (P < 0.05), but it disappeared after 60 d of storage. Pentane and 1-heptene were detected only in irradiated samples after 60 d of storage. Low-fat sausages had greater L* values, but had lesser a* and b* values than high-fat sausages. Irradiation and storage had little effect on either the exterior or interior color (L*, a*, and b* values) of sausages. Fat content had no effect on the sensory variables of sausages, regardless of irradiation and storage. However, irradiated sausages had significantly stronger off-odors and off-flavors than nonirradiated sausages regardless of fat content (P < 0.05). This indicated that fat content in sausages had a minimal effect on the quality of irradiated sausages during storage.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Animal Science 88 (2010): 795, doi:10.2527/jas.2009-2382. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Animal Science

Language

en

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