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Quality Characteristics of Functional Fermented Sausages Added with Encapsulated Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum KACC 91563
Korean J. Food Sci. An. 2018;38:981-994
Published online October 31, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Society for Food Science of Animal Resources

Min-Yu Song, Hoa Van-Ba, Won-Seo Park, Ja-Yeon Yoo, Han-Byul Kang, Jin-Hyoung Kim, Sun-Moon Kang, Bu-Min Kim, Mi-Hwa Oh, and Jun-Sang Ham*

Animal Products Development and Processing Division, National Institute of Animal Science, Wanju 55365, Korea
Correspondence to: Jun-Sang Ham
Animal Products Development and Processing Division, National Institute of Animal Science, Wanju 55365, Korea
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Received May 18, 2018; Revised August 5, 2018; Accepted August 5, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The present study aimed at evaluating the utilization possibility of encapsulated probiotic Bifidobacterium longum for production of functional fermented sausages. The B. longum isolated from the feces samples of healthy Korean infants encapsulated with glycerol as a cryprotectant was used for fermented sausages production as a functional bacterial ingredient, and its effect was also compared with those inoculated with commercial starter culture (CSC). Results showed that most inoculated encapsulated B. longum (initial count, 5.88 Log CFU/g) could survive after 4 days fermentation (5.40 Log CFU/g), and approximately a half (2.83 Log CFU/g) of them survived in the products after 22 days of ripening. The products inoculated with encapsulated B. longum presented the lowest lipid oxidation level, while had higher total unsaturated fatty acid content and more desirable n-6/n-3 fatty acids than those inoculated with CSC or non-inoculated control. Moreover, the odor and taste scores in the samples made with B. longum were comparable to those in the treatment with CSC. The inoculation with the B. longum had no effects on the biogenic amine contents as well as did not cause defects in color or texture of the final products. Thus, the encapsulation could preserve the probiotic B. longum in the meat mixture, and the encapsulated B. longum could be used as a functional ingredient for production of healthier fermented meat products.
Keywords : fermented sausages, probiotics, biogenic amine, sensory quality

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