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Gelation Of Previously Cooked Jonah Crab (Cancer Borealis) Minced Meat In New Food Product Development, Shari R. Baxter May 2007

Gelation Of Previously Cooked Jonah Crab (Cancer Borealis) Minced Meat In New Food Product Development, Shari R. Baxter

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Gelation of meat products plays an important role in utilization of by-products. Low-value muscle tissue that may go to waste can be reformed into new products that consumers find acceptable and want to purchase. In the crab industry, the need for byproduct utilization is great. Crab processing typically involves cooking whole crabs and picking the claw meat. A lower grade minced meat can then be extracted mechanically from the walking legs and carapace of the crab. Traditional protein chemistry indicates that only raw muscle proteins can form gels. However, by using a modified surimi processing technique, previously cooked Jonah crab ...


The Use Of Polyphosphates To Maintain Yield And Quality Of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Lobster (Homarus Americanus) And The Use Of Sorbitol And Tocopherol To Maintain Quality Of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Crab (Cancer Irroratus), Beth Louise Calder May 2003

The Use Of Polyphosphates To Maintain Yield And Quality Of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Lobster (Homarus Americanus) And The Use Of Sorbitol And Tocopherol To Maintain Quality Of Whole Cooked, Cryogenically Frozen Crab (Cancer Irroratus), Beth Louise Calder

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The lobster fishery is valuable to Maine seafood processors, a commodity worth over $160 million dollars in 2001. Jonah and Rock crab are underutilized Maine seafood species, which are incidentally caught with lobster. Maine seafood processors could process this non-essential catch, and lobster into high quality frozen seafood products to increase national and international markets, which may have a significant economic impact. Cryogenic freezing can retain high quality texture and flavor attributes in seafood. Freezing can still cause cellular damage, however minimal. Sodium tripolyphophate (STP) and sorbitol are noted for their cryoprotectant effects, and tocopherol has been found to have ...


Development And Characterization Of Pastas Containing Underutilized Crab Mince, Barbara Lorraine Gillman Aug 2001

Development And Characterization Of Pastas Containing Underutilized Crab Mince, Barbara Lorraine Gillman

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Almost three and a half million pounds of Atlantic Rock and Jonah crab, having a value of almost $1 million, are landed annually in Maine. These landings generate approximately 2.5 million pounds of post-processing waste each year. The by-product consists mainly of shell, viscera, and unpicked meat. Mechanical separation of crustacean by-product can result in an additional 15-20% food grade minced meat, which can be utilized to produce value-added products for human consumption. One such product that may be enhanced by crab mince is fiesh pasta. Americans are eating more pasta than ever before and eesh pasta consumption is ...