Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versão impressa ISSN 1413-7054
RODRIGUES, Erika Cristina et al. Quality and chemistry composition of comercial cuts of alligator swanpland meat (Cayman yacare). Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.2, pp. 448-455. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542007000200027.
With the objective of characterize the alligator swampland meat, a total of 20 parts (commercial cuts) were taken of 5 carcass from these animals kept in captivity (Cáceres MT) slaughtered with the weight ranged 2.5 to 3 Kg. The commercial cuts were tail filet, back filet, loin filet and members. The physical chemistry characterizes of weight loss (ranged means from 38.99 to 42.28%) shear force (2.29 to 2.50 kgf) and the color component luminosity (54.01 to 56.02) were similar in the different cuts. However, the tenor of red was higher (P<0.05) for members (2.38), compared with loin filet, tail filet and back filet (0.29, 0.40 and 0.34% respectively). In the chemistry composition, any difference (P>0,05) among the cuts to total protein content. Therefore the results shows different in moisture, fat and ashes . The cut tail filet showed (P>0,05) higher fat percentage (0,54%) than the others cuts loin filet, back filet and members (0,29; 0,40, and 0,34% respectively) These results show that the meat of alligator presents cuts with appearance very clear, similar to the color of fish, and when cooked, presents high tenderness. Also the cuts shows low percentage of total lipids and the cut tail filet show to have more fat than the others cuts.
Palavras-chave : crocodillus; Cayman yacare; meat quality; composition.