Quality and shelf life of the gonad of lion’s paw scallop transported and stored whole in refrigeration

Victor Manuel Ocaño-Higuera, Nathaly Montoya-Camacho, Enrique Marquez-Rios, Maria Teresa Sumaya-Martinez, Leticia Monica Sanchez-Herrera, Rosendo Balois-Morales, Francisco Javier Castillo-Yañez, Gerardo Navarro-Garcia, Alfonso Nivardo Maeda Martínez, Edgar Ivan Jimenez-Ruiz

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© 2015, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. All Rights Reserved. The effect of refrigerated 48h transport and 4 days storage on the quality and shelf life of the whole lion’s paw scallop Nodipecten subnodosus gonad was evaluated. Proximal composition, adenosine 5´triphosphate (ATP) and related products, K-value, total volatile bases (TVB-N), trimethylamine (TMA-N), pH, fatty acid profle and microbiological analyses were quantifed. Gonad holds a signifcant composition of essential fatty acids while levels of gonadal ATP were initially low; moreover, K-value of the gonad remained constant. With respect to TVB-N and TMA-N, only the former exceeded allowed limits. The pH level showed no signifcant variation during storage and, despite the high level of TVB-N, according to the TMA-N as well as microbiological analyses it was demonstrated innocuity after 4 days under the transportation and storage conditions utilized.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)920-926
Number of pages7
JournalCiencia Rural
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


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