Functional Properties of Restructured Surimi Gel Product Prepared from Low Valued Short Nose White Tripod Fish (Triacanthus brevirosterus)
- Corresponding Author:
- Hema K
Department of Fish Processing Technology
Fisheries College and Research Institute
Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received Date: May 16, 2016; Accepted Date: June 07, 2016; Published Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: Hema K, Shakila RJ, Shanmugam SA, Jawahar P (2016) Functional Properties of Restructured Surimi Gel Product Prepared from Low Valued Short Nose White Tripod Fish (Triacanthus brevirosterus). J Food Process Technol 7:597. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000597
Copyright: © 2016 Hema K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Low valued short nose white tripod fish (Triacanthus brevirosterus) was used for the preparation of minced meat, surimi and restructured surimi gel products. Eight different restructured surimi gel products (RS-1 to RS-8) were prepared using additives such as corn, egg white and casein in different proportions along with the control. Functional properties examined indicated that the control (RS-1) without additives had higher gel strength of 9.05 kgF than other products. RS-4 with egg white had more whiteness (74.75%) and got 'AA' class in folding test. Microstructure of surimi with egg white (RS-4) had less surface cracks and cavities contributing for good functional properties. Thus, RS-4 prepared with egg white could be best suited for surimi based products.