Enrichment of Cinta Senese burgers with omega-3 fatty acids. Effect of type of addition and storage conditions on quality characteristics





Fish oil, Meat quality, Microencapsulation, Pork, Sensorial attributes


The most beneficial omega-3 PUFAs to human health, EPA and DHA fatty acids, are typically present in fish products, but extraneous to meat. Therefore, Cinta Senese pork burgers were added with microencapsulated (M) and bulk fish oil (F) and subjected to three storage conditions: no storage (T0), chilled (T5) and frozen storage (T30). The physico-chemical and sensory attributes of raw and cooked burgers were investigated. After storage and cooking, EPA and DHA were better preserved in M burgers than in F samples, which showed the highest TBAR values at T0 and T5, while M samples presented scores similar to the control. Panelists observed differences mainly in greasy appearance, odor intensity and cooked meat odor and flavor. The M group showed the best scores at T5 with respect to the control and F burgers. So, fish oil microencapsulation was an effective method to prevent EPA and DHA oxidation while respecting burger quality characteristics.


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Aquilani C, Pérez-Palacios T, Sirtori F, Jiménez-Martín E, Antequera T, Franci O, Acciaioli A, Bozzi R, Pugliese C. Enrichment of Cinta Senese burgers with omega-3 fatty acids. Effect of type of addition and storage conditions on quality characteristics. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2018Mar.30 [cited 2023May31];69(1):e235. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/1702