Effects of Dietary Rhus verniciflua Stokes Supplementation on Meat Quality Characteristics of Hanwoo (Korean Cattle) Beef during Refrigerated Storage

  • Kim, Yong Sun (Institute of Animal Resources, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Liang, Cheng Yun (College of Agriculture, Yanbian University) ;
  • Song, Young Han (Division of Animal Resource Science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Sung Ki (Department of Food Science and Technology in Animal Resources, Kangwon National University)
  • Received : 2004.12.16
  • Accepted : 2005.08.04
  • Published : 2006.01.01


The effects of dietary Rhus verniciflua Stokes supplementation (0%, 2%, 4% and 6%/feed) on meat color, water-holding capacity (WHC), lipid oxidation and fatty acid composition in m. longissimus from Hanwoo (Korean cattle) beef during refrigerated storage were investigated. The $L^*$, $a^*$, $b^*$ and $C^*$ values of 4% group were significantly (p<0.05) higher than those of the other groups for 7 days of storage. The $a^*$, $b^*$ and $C^*$ values declined gradually during storage in all of the groups and the decline was more rapid in control group. The metmyoglobin (%) was significantly (p<0.05) increased during storage time in all of the groups, but the 4% group had a lower rate of metmyoglobin accumulation during storage. WHC was significantly (p<0.05) higher in the 2% and 4% groups than in the other groups. The TBARS (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances) value of day 0 was not significantly (p>0.05) different among 4 diet conditions, but the TBARS value after 5 days of storage was significantly (p<0.05) higher in the control group than in other groups. The proportions of C18:1, MUFA, UFA and MUFA/SFA ratio were significantly (p<0.05) higher in the meat from Rhus verniciflua Stokes-supplemented Hanwoo than in the control group. Consequently, the meat from Rhus verniciflua Stokes-supplemented Hanwoo showed higher color stability, WHC, unsaturated fatty acids and retarded lipid oxidation compared to the control meat. In particular, dietary Rhus verniciflua Stokes supplementation with 4% extended storage life compared to the other groups.


Supported by : Korea Research Foundation


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