Influence of high pressure and papain treatment on some aspects of beef meat quality

https://doi.org/10.17221/10686-CJFSCitation:N. Schenková, M. Šikulová, J. Jeleníková, P. Pipek, M. Marek, M. Voldřich (2004): Influence of high pressure and papain treatment on some aspects of beef meat quality. Czech J. Food Sci., 22: 299-302.
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Influence of post-rigor injection of papain solution and/or high pressure treatment (100, 200, 300 MPa
for 10 min) on the quality of beef meat (musculus longissimus lumborum et thoracis) was studied in terms of texture,
microbial quality and some physico-chemical parameters (pH, drip loss, water holding capacity). Injection
of papain and pressurisation to 100 MPa led to a significant increase of meat tenderness. Application of higher
pressures did not lead to further tenderisation. After the 300 MPa pressure treatment the total flora of pressurised
compared to untreated samples decreased of 2.5 log cycles.

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