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Academic Journal of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 2020, 1(1); doi: 10.25236/AJALS.2020.010102.

The Influence of Myoglobin on the Color of Beef During the Storage


Tonggang Zhang1, Ling Fan2, Yongchang Yu1*

Corresponding Author:
Yongchang Yu

1 College of Mechanical and Architectural Engineering, Taishan University, Tai’an 271000, China
2 Shandong University of Engineering and Vocational Technology, Jinan 271000, China
*Corresponding Author


The objectives of present study were to investigate the influence of pigments and myoglobin on the color of fresh beef during the storage. The effect of the relative amounts of myoglobin, and the total and chromatic absorbance, on the lightness, redness and yellowness of beef longissimus lumborum, were evaluated. The results showed that the changes in color parameters of 0 and 7d depended primarily on the relative content of the three chemical forms of myoglobin. The value of the L* depended mainly on variation A525. The value of the a* depended on the forms of the myoglobin, while the value of the b* depended on the proportions of the deoxymyoglobin (Mb), oxymyoglobin (MbO2) and metmyoglobin (MetMb).


beef, color, deoxymyoglobin, oxymyoglobin, metmyoglobin

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Tonggang Zhang, Ling Fan, Yongchang Yu. The Influence of Myoglobin on the Color of Beef During the Storage. Academic Journal of Agriculture & Life Sciences (2020) Vol. 1 Issue 1: 9-19. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJALS.2020.010102.


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