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The Science of Meat Quality

  • Published: May 2013
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Meat has been a long sought after source of nutrients in human diets. Its nutrient-dense composition of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals makes it an integral part to healthy and balanced diets.  As demand for meat continues to increase globally, a better understanding of efficiently producing quality meat products is becoming increasingly important.  The Science of Meat Quality provides comprehensive coverage of meat quality from the biological basis of muscle development to end-product-use topics such as preparation and sensory analysis.The Science of Meat Quality explores the basis of meat quality long before it hits grocery store shelves. The book opens with a look at cellular muscle tissue development, metabolism and physiology. Subsequent chapters look at topics surrounding the development of tenderness, water-holding capacity, lipid oxidation and color in meat products. The final chapters discuss producing a good-tasting end product from preparing meat to preventing food-borne illness. Each chapter contains not only the theory behind that topic, but also detailed lab methodologies for measuring each meat quality trait. The Science of Meat Quality is an essential READ MORE >

Contributors xv

Chapter 1 Growth of Muscle from the Myoblast toWhole Muscle 1
Terry Brandebourg

Chapter 2 Animal Growth and Empty Body Composition 29
Michael Dikeman

Chapter 3 Muscle Structure and Cytoskeletal Proteins 49
Chris R. Kerth

Chapter 4 Muscle Metabolism and Contraction 65
Chris R. Kerth

Chapter 5 Converting Muscle to Meat: The Physiology of Rigor 79
Kirk W. Braden

Chapter 6 Meat Tenderness 99
Chris R. Kerth

Chapter 7 Water-Holding Capacity of Meat 119
Jason K. Apple and Janeal W.S. Yancey

Chapter 8 Lipids and Lipid Oxidation 147
Kyle Willian

Chapter 9 Meat Color 177
Richard Mancini

Chapter 10 Meat Cookery 199
Clinton Rowe and Chris R. Kerth

Chapter 12 Untrained Sensory Panels 215
Patricia C. Curtis

Chapter 13 Consumer Sensory Panels 233
Ryan Cox

Chapter 14 Preventing Foodborne Illness 249
Michael A. Davis

Index 283

A color plate section is located between
Pages 192 and 193.

Chris R. Kerth is Associate Professor of Meat Science and Muscle Biology in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, USA.

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