Influence of post-mortem aging time and method on flavor and tenderness of beef, and comparison of retail cutting yields, times, and value in thirteen beef subprimals from beef and Holstein cattle
The objective of this study was to identify flavor and tenderness differences in beef aged for different lengths of time and using different methods. Strip loin sections from commodity, USDA Choice beef carcasses (n = 38) were randomly assigned to 1 of 8 aging treatments: 1) 3 d wet-aged; 2) 14 d wet-aged; 3) 28 d wet-aged; 4) 35 d wet-aged; 5) 49 d wet-aged; 6) 63 d wet-aged, 7) 21 d dry-aged; and 8) 14 d wet-aged followed by 21 d dry-aged (combination). Trained sensory panelists rated the cooked product for flavor and textural attributes, and samples were evaluated for Warner-Bratzler and slice ...
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