versão impressa ISSN 0103-9016
TRINDADE, Marco Antonio; FELICIO, Pedro Eduardo de e CASTILLO, Carmen Josefina Contreras. Mechanically separated meat of broiler breeder and white layer spent hens. Sci. agric. (Piracicaba, Braz.) [online]. 2004, vol.61, n.2, pp. 234-239. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90162004000200018.
There are aproximately 90 millions of hens housed in Brazil, that concluding their production cycle, become available for slaughter. The poultry industry has economical interest in the use of spent hen meat through adequate processes. This review evaluates the quality of mechanically separated spent hen meat by chemical and functional characteristics, such as proximate composition, colagen, cholesterol, bones, calcium and iron contents, fatty acid profile, pH and emulsifying capacity, and as raw material for sausage production. The mechanical separation of meat migth be a good alternative use for spent hen carcasses.
Palavras-chave : MSM; chemical composition; cholesterol; functional characteristics.