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Changes in the Physiochemical Quality of Sailfin Sandfish Arctoscopus japonicus Sauces Fermented with Soybean Koji or Rice Koji during Storage at Room Temperature
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Changes in the Physiochemical Quality of Sailfin Sandfish Arctoscopus japonicus Sauces Fermented with Soybean Koji or Rice Koji during Storage at Room Temperature
Jun, Joon-Young; Lim, Yeong-Seon; Lee, Mi-Hyang; Kim, Byoung-Mok; Jeong, In-Hak;
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We investigated changes in the physiochemical quality of sailfin sandfish sauces fermented with two kojis during long-term storage at room temperature. Four fish sauces, including a control, were prepared by salt-fermentation with soybean koji (S-koji) or rice koji (R-koji) after autolysis. During storage, for 12 months, the color and levels of amino acids, total volatile base nitrogen (T-VBN) and organic acids but not moisture, salt or total nitrogen levels or pH differed markedly according to fish sauce type. The total nitrogen level was highest in S-koji, but there was no difference in the rate of increase in amino acid levels among the four fish sauces during storage. The T-VBN, of autolysis and S-koji were significantly higher than those of the control and R-koji during the entire storage period (P<0.05). The initial organic acid level did not differ among the four fish sauces, whereas it was notably higher in R-koji than in the other sauces at the end of storage. Hunter L, a and b values decreased in all fish sauces with increasing storage time. In conclusion, soybean koji may enhance the levels of nitrogen compounds as well as T-VBN in fish sauce, while rice koji reduced the formation of excess T-VBN and increased organic acid levels during storage at room temperature.
Fish sauce;Arctoscopus japonicus;Koji;Physiochemical quality;Storage;
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