Effects of Ripening Duration and Rosemary Powder Addition on Salchichon Modified Sausage Quality

  • Jung, Jong-Hyun (Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Shim, Kwan-Seob (Department of Animal Biotechnology, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Shin, Daekeun (Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Hallym University)
  • Received : 2015.02.17
  • Accepted : 2015.03.23
  • Published : 2015.05.01


The ripening durations and ingredients for the Salchichon sausages were modified to increase pork rear leg consumption by Korean consumers. The salchichon, a ripened pork sausage, was produced to evaluate the efficacy of two different ripening durations with and without rosemary powder on salchichon sausage quality, and the treatments were: i) 45 days of ripening without rosemary, ii) 60 days of ripening without rosemary, iii) 45 days of ripening with 0.05% rosemary, and iv) 60 days of ripening with 0.05% rosemary. Significant differences were observed in both moisture and fat content for ripening durations, with the highest moisture and least fat content observed in salchichon modified sausage (SMS) ripened for 45 days. Ripening duration and rosemary addition appeared to influence water activity ($a_w$) of salchichon sausages. The $a_w$ of SMS ripened for 45 days was 0.80, whereas the other had $a_w$ values <0.80. Lactic acid bacteria were predominant, as Korean traditional fermented red pepper paste was added to sausages; however, the Bacillus cereus population was significantly affected by rosemary powder addition. Chewiness and gumminess decreased significantly due to the addition of rosemary powder compared to SMS without rosemary powder, and both 45 days of ripening and rosemary powder addition influenced the hardness of SMS. In conclusion, ripening duration of SMS for 45 days in the presence of rosemary powder provided superior SMS quality with an economical ripening duration compared to that of ripening with rosemary powder or ripening for 60 days.


Salchichon Sausage;Ripening Duration;Rosemary;Lactic Acid Bacteria;Quality


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