Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
On-line version ISSN 1678-457X
PELEGRINI, Luis Fernando Vilani De et al. Elaboration of fermented sausage type salami using meat from culling ewe. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2008, vol.28, suppl., pp. 150-153. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612008000500023.
The aim of this work was producing fermented sausage with meat of culling ewe of two genetic groups in two feeding systems. 10 ewes of the Ideal breed and 10 of the Texel breed were used in the experiment, which were randomly distributed in agreement with the breed group in two alimentary systems: confinement and cultivated pasture. The animals were slaughtered when they reached a medium corporal score of 3.5 points. For the production of the sausages, a proportion of 80% of ewe meat and 20% of pork meat were used. The pH, water activity, weight loss, and sensorial analysis, were determinated using a scale of 7 points evaluating the color, odor, texture, and flavor attributes of the fermented sausages. No differences were not found among the genetic groups (p > 0,05) and the alimentary system (p > 0,05). The average values in the sensorial panel varied from 4,90 to 5,41 for coloration; 4,53 to 4,81 for odor; 5,25 to 5,75 for flavor and from 5,40 to 5,69 for texture. For the feeding methods they varied from 5,03 to 5,25; 4,56 to 4,78; 5,50, and 5,34 to 5,75 for coloration, odor, flavor, and texture, respectively, considering the genetic groups. It can be concluded that the sausages fermented were sensory approved by the tasters.
Keywords : ewe; salami; sensorial analysis.