The objective of this study was to determine the extent that myoglobin and beef color are associated with calpain-1 relative abundance relative and tenderness. Longissimus lumborum (LL) samples from the left side of Holstein beef carcasses (n = 31) were collected immediately post-evisceration for 0 h analyses. At 48 h postmortem six steaks were removed from the right side of each carcass for analyses at 48 and 336 h postmortem. Myoglobin concentrations resulted in negative correlations (P < 0.05) to Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) values at 336 h postmortem. L*, a*, and b* values at 48 h resulted in positive correlations (P < 0.05) with WBSF values at 48 and 336 h. Values for b* at 336 h had positive correlations with calpain-1 concentration at 0 and 336 h. Data from this study indicate a potential relationship between myoglobin concentration and meat color with tenderness aspects and calpain-1 relative abundance.
|State||Published - Jul 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was funded, in part, by the Beef Checkoff through the Missouri Beef Industry Council. No authors have any outside financial interests in the outcome of this project.
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- Shear force
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science