Color Stabilization

Hydrogen peroxide is produced by the indigenous bacterial flora and can also be produced by lactic acid bacteria when oxygen is available. Even the more stable meat pigments are subject to oxidation and therefore also to reactions with hydrogen peroxide, which results in undesirable color pigments such as the green verdoheme and the yellow bili-verdin (13). In combination with the red and brown meat pigments, the human eye will perceive this conglomerate of pigments as grey spots or even grey cores may be perceived to appear in the sausages (14). Both are typical defects associated with dry-cured sausages. Hydrogen peroxide is decomposed in presence of catalase, an enzyme produced by Staphylococcus /Kocuria (15).

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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