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Goat sausages containing chitosan towards a healthier product: microbiological, physico-chemical textural evaluation

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Goat meat is extensively known for its interesting nutritional value and for being an important source of protein with high quality. Its food derivatives are, therefore, a good alternative to develop new products addressed to health conscious consumers. In this work, a healthier goat product, namely, a low fat fresh sausage, was produced with the objective of evaluating the effect of inclusion of chitosan on quality, stability and shelf life. Sausages containing 2% chitosan were formulated with different fat levels (5%, 12.5% and 20%, w/w) and stored at 4 °C for 15 days. Results indicated the incorporation of 2% (w/w) chitosan was technologically feasible, due to the reduction of microbial growth and lipid oxidation, as well as the enhancement of red color. Additionally, the treated samples improved all the characteristics associated with cooking, showing the ability to bind water and fat and acquiring a firmer texture compared with control samples. Additionally, the reduction of fat content is technologically feasible without negative influences on the final product.

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The article was received on 04 May 2016, accepted on 22 Jul 2016 and first published on 26 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00653A
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Citation: Food Funct., 2016,7, 4020-4029

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    Goat sausages containing chitosan towards a healthier product: microbiological, physico-chemical textural evaluation

    D. S. do Amaral, A. Cardelle-Cobas, B. M. S. do Nascimento, M. S. Madruga and M. M. E. Pintado, Food Funct., 2016, 7, 4020
    DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00653A

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