|Title||Differentiation of Deboned Fresh Chicken Thigh Meat from the Frozen-Thawed One Processed with Different Deboning Conditions|
|Article Written by||Young Sik Bae, Jae Cheong Lee, Samooel Jung, Hyun-Joo Kim, Seung Yeop Jeon, Do Hee Park, Soo-Kee Lee, Cheorun Jo|
|Research Done at||Soul National University, Korea|
Chungnam National University, Korea
|Published Date||Jan. 20, 2014|
|Species||Chicken Thigh meat|
|Key Words||chicken thigh, fresh, frozen-thawed, deboning, torrymeter, differentiation|
What the research is about
This study was performed to evaluate the quality characteristics of three deboned categories of chicken thigh meat:
- One which was slaughtered and deboned in the same plant (fresh)
- one which was slaughtered, deboned, frozen, and thawed in the same plant (frozen-thawed)
- last which was slaughtered in a plant, deboned in a different plant, but then transferred to the original plant (fresh-outside).
The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) was used to measure the differences in freshness of the chicken meat. Torrymeter values were higher in fresh chicken meat than fresh-outside and frozen-thawed chicken meat during the storage period. These results indicate that the quality of frozen-thawed chicken meat is comparatively lower than the fresh chicken meat and the torrymeter values can accurately differentiate the fresh-outside and frozen-thawed chicken meat from the fresh ones.
Drip loss and sensory evaluation clearly differentiate the fresh chicken thigh meat from the frozen-thawed one. The Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) was found to be effective and simple to differentiate the fresh chicken thigh meat from frozen-thawed or fresh-outside samples, and can, therefore, be implemented in industry.
Assurant Innovations take
Fish Freshness Meter (Torrymeter) is proven to be an effective and accurate way to measure freshness of chicken meat! Amazing!