Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Pigments of Beef

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  • Published : 1998.10.01

Abstract

Effects of gamma irradiation on pigments of beef was investigated by determination of the Hunter's color values and pigments such as myoglobin, metmyoglobin and oxymyoglobin after gamma irradiation up to 5 kGy in air or vacuum package for 7 days. 'L' and 'b' values increased but 'a' value decreased with the elapse of the storage period. But, 'L', 'a' and 'b' values of irradiated beef were lower than non-irradiated beef. Myoglobin decreased but oxymyoglobin and metmyoglobin increased with the elapse of the storage period. Myoglobin decreased but oxymyoglobin and metmyoglobin increased with gamma irradiation up to 5 kGy. In regard to packaging methods, vacuum package did not affect pigment of the beef as did air package.

Keywords

beef;gamma irradiation;pigments