Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Print version ISSN 1516-8913
OLIVEIRA FILHO, Paulo Roberto Campagnoli de et al. Elaboration of sausage using minced fish of Nile tilapia filleting waste. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2010, vol.53, n.6, pp. 1383-1391. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132010000600015.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of minced fish (MF) (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100%), obtained from Nile tilapia filleting waste, in sausage and determine their physicochemical, nutritional and sensory properties. The sausages showed a decrease in protein and increase in fat content with increasing inclusion of MF. The nutritional quality of the products was high, with digestibility over 85%. The parameters of texture instrumental and yellow color (b*) decreased with the increasing inclusion of MF. The sensory evaluation of the color showed that the maximum level of inclusion of MF was not well accepted by the panelists. The sausage with the best acceptance for the flavor attribute was those with 60% of MF. The results showed good nutritional quality of sausages utilizing MF of Nile tilapia filleting waste and according to the sensory evaluation, the maximum level of inclusion should not exceed 60%.
Keywords : Oreochromis niloticus; sausage; nutritional quality; minced fish; sensory acceptance; texture.