The Effects of Using Sodium Alginate Hydrosols Treated with Direct Electric Current as Coatings for Sausages
AbstractWe investigated the effect of sodium alginate hydrosols (1%) with 0.2% of NaCl treated with direct electric current (DC) used as a coating on microbial (Total Viable Counts, Psychrotrophic bacteria, yeast and molds, Lactic acid bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae), physiochemical (pH, lipid oxidation, antioxidant activity, weight loss, color) and sensory properties of skinned pork sausages or with artificial casing stored at 4 °C for 28 days. Moreover, the cytotoxicity analysis of sodium alginate hydrogels was performed. The results have shown that application of experimental coatings on the sausage surface resulted in reducing all tested groups of microorganisms compared to control after a 4-week storage. The cytotoxicity analysis revealed that proliferation of RAW 264.7 and L929 is not inhibited by the samples treated with 200 mA. Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and free radical scavenging activity (DPPH) analyses showed that there are no significant differences in antioxidant properties between control samples and those covered with sodium alginate. After 28 days of storage, the highest value of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) was noticed for variants treated with 400 mA (1.07 mg malondialdehyde/kg), while it was only slightly lower for the control sample (0.95 mg MDA/kg). The obtained results suggest that sodium alginate treated with DC may be used as a coating for food preservation because of its antimicrobial activity and lack of undesirable impact on the quality factors of sausages. View Full-Text
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Król, Ż.; Kulig, D.; Marycz, K.; Zimoch-Korzycka, A.; Jarmoluk, A. The Effects of Using Sodium Alginate Hydrosols Treated with Direct Electric Current as Coatings for Sausages. Polymers 2017, 9, 602.
Król Ż, Kulig D, Marycz K, Zimoch-Korzycka A, Jarmoluk A. The Effects of Using Sodium Alginate Hydrosols Treated with Direct Electric Current as Coatings for Sausages. Polymers. 2017; 9(11):602.Chicago/Turabian Style
Król, Żaneta; Kulig, Dominika; Marycz, Krzysztof; Zimoch-Korzycka, Anna; Jarmoluk, Andrzej. 2017. "The Effects of Using Sodium Alginate Hydrosols Treated with Direct Electric Current as Coatings for Sausages." Polymers 9, no. 11: 602.