The need for data on the organoleptic and safety qualities of wild game meat derives from the will to promote this food as a valid nutritional resource. Besides the microbiological parameters, the pH measurement represents a valid indicator of meat quality. Therefore, the aim of the present work was to investigate the effect of animal age and sex and time after shooting on pH values in 262 free ranging red deer (126 females and 136 males) hunted in 2013-2015 in the hunting district VCO 2 - Ossola Nord (Verbania province, Central Western Italian Alps), during post-mating season. Our results show that in young and female individuals pH values decrease to ultimate values lower than 5.8; this leads to the proper maturation of game meat.
Evaluation of pH in game meat of red deer hunted in autumn in the Western Italian Alps / R. Viganò, J. Aprico, M. Besozzi, N. Formenti, T. Trogu, C. Donazzolo, F. Obber, N. Ferrari, P. Lanfranchi - In: Game Meat Hygiene in Focus / [a cura di] A. Seguino, C. Soare, P. Paulsen. - [s.l] : mm, 2015 Sep. - pp. 1-1 (( Intervento presentato al 10. convegno Game Meat Hygiene in Focus tenutosi a Edinburgh nel 2015.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of pH in game meat of red deer hunted in autumn in the Western Italian Alps|
FERRARI, NICOLA (Penultimo)
LANFRANCHI, PAOLO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||pH; red deer; free ranging; game meat; quality|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/06 - Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2015|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|