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Caratterizzazione del prosciutto di capra di razza sarda = Sustainability of biodiversity by valorization of Sarda breed goat dry hams

Melillo, Rita and Meloni, Domenico and Sechi, Piera Angela and Coppa, Gianna and Busia, Gianluca and Mazza, Roberta and Mazzette, Rina (2011) Caratterizzazione del prosciutto di capra di razza sarda = Sustainability of biodiversity by valorization of Sarda breed goat dry hams. Italian Journal of Food Safety = Rivista dell'Associazione Italiana dei Veterinari Igienisti, Vol. 1 , p. 103-107. ISSN 2239-7132. Article.

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Goat farming is a very important resource, expecially in marginal and unlikely exploitable Mediterranean areas. They are extensively reared, mainly for milk production and for suckling kids meat. The meat from adult goats instead is not profitable, because of its very low commercial value. The transformation of the Sarda goat (native breed) meat in ripened products (ham) would contribute to safeguard the Sardinian goat supply chain. In the present study, in order to characterize the Sarda breed goat dry ham, five batches (L1L5), processed in a traditional plant, were analyzed. The chemical-physical characteristics were determined in the following stages: fresh ham (MP), after salting (S), after drying (E) and at the end of ripening (P). The microbiological parameters were determined in MP and in P. The dynamics of pH during processing were similar to those of cured meat products (in P: 6.58±0.26). The aw value decreased during the processing up to 0.79±0.03. Regarding the microbiological parameters, in P the coagulase negative Staphylococci were the prevalent flora (4.38±1.08 Log10 cfu/g), followed by the Lactic acid bacteria (2.46±1.00). The Moulds and Yeasts were not constant and the presence of pathogens was not highlighted.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7388
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodiversity, dry ham, goat, food microbiology
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/04 Ispezione degli alimenti di origine animale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Biologia animale
Publisher:AIVI
ISSN:2239-7132
Deposited On:16 Apr 2012 12:09

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