Cryostabilization of functional properties of pre‐rigor and post‐rigor beef throughout 5 mo frozen storage was investigated as affected by the addition of 8% neutralized high molecular weight dextrose polymer (polydextrose), alone or in combination with 0.5% phosphates (a 1:l mixture of sodium tripolyphosphate and tetrasodium pyrophos‐phate). Pre‐rigor meat to which polydextrose had been added prior to freezing was nearly equivalent in functional properties after 5 mo frozen storage to fresh, pre‐rigor meat. Addition of the same level of phosphates plus polydextrose to nontreated muscle (control) after 5 mo frozen storage resulted in higher values for most measured indices of functionality. The effect was almost totally attributable to addition of the phosphates. However, addition of phosphate did not appear to increase the protein cryoprotective effect.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 May|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science