Quality Indicators of Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) Venison in Relation to Sex
 
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Publish date: 2012-09-30
 
Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2012;62(3):185–191
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Quality of roe deer venison was evaluated based on chemical composition, technological parameters, pH values and colour. Loin (M. longissimus dorsi) and leg (M. gluteus medius) samples were taken from 14 males and 11 females of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.). Highly significant differences between samples from the two parts of body were found only in pH (120 h post mortem). Highly significant differences between sexes were found in colour values of L* in leg samples at 72 h and loin samples at 120 h, and of a* in loin samples at 72 h. The content of haem pigments ranged from 2.56 to 3.84 mg/g, highly significant differences were found in leg samples. Dry matter content was higher in male venison compared with female venison. Highly significant differences between sexes were found in loin fat content (p
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