Marination with natural curing ingredients, storage time, and serving temperature effects on the sensory characteristics of forage-finished or commercially-sourced beef roasts

K. E. McMurtrie, C. R. Kerth, C. L. Bratcher, P. A. Curtis, B. Smith

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Abstract

Beef inside round roasts (n = 144) were cut from rounds obtained from both forage-finished cattle (n = 72) and commercially-sourced beef (n = 72). Roasts were portioned to weigh 0.45-0.68. kg each. Each roast was then randomly assigned one of the following treatments: control, injected-no cure, or injected-cured. Additionally, roasts were assigned a serving temperature (hot or cold) and storage treatments (0. d or 28. d post cooking). Roasts from forage-fed beef had a more red interior color and higher shear values, and also retained more brine than commercially-sourced beef (P< 0.05). Curing roasts improved TBARS values in roasts served hot and significantly reduced sensory warmed-over and grassy flavors (P< 0.05). Marinating forage-finished beef roasts significantly improves tenderness and flavor characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-754
Number of pages8
JournalMeat Science
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Beef
  • Cured
  • Forage-fed
  • Marination
  • Natural
  • Sensory

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