Effects of subcooling on salt uptake by pickling cod neck pieces (Gadus morhua)
Salt uptake and shelf life of skinless and boneless cod fillets (Gadus morhua) were studied at different temperatures. Salt uptake was examined at 0.5 ° C, -2 ° C and 5 ° C. The results indicate that fish muscle absorbs salt faster at -2 ° C than 5 ° C and salt uptake occurs most rapidly in the first 5 minutes. When looking for a final salt concentration of 0.6%, 4% brine is most desirable. In the shelf life test, the temperature was 0 ° C on the one hand and - 2 ° C on the other. Shelf life of fillets stored at -2 ° C was found to have a shelf life of 3-4 days longer than those stored at 0 ° C. Enzyme activity, more specifically trypsin-like protease activity, was examined in supercooled fish muscles. Fish muscle with a salinity of 0.5% stored at -2 ° C was found to have higher activity than other groups. The study suggests that it would be interesting to look more closely at the interaction between treatment, temperature and enzymes.
The salt uptake during brining and shelf life of skinless and boneless cod loins (Gadus morhua) was investigated at different temperatures. The salt uptake was studied at 0.5 ° C, -2 ° C and 5 ° C. The results show that the salt uptake of the cod muscle is faster at -2 ° C than at 5 ° C and that the salt uptake is fastest during the first 5 minutes. When aiming for a salt concentration of 0.6% in the muscle during brining it is optimal to use a 4% salt brine. In the shelf life study, samples were stored at 0 ° C and -2 ° C. The cod loins stored at -2 ° C showed 3-4 days longer shelf life than samples stored at 0 ° C. Enzymatic activity, or trypsin like protease activity to be more precise was studied in the superchilled muscle. Cod muscle with 0.5% salt and stored at -2 ° C showed higher activity than other groups. The study shows that there is a need for further studies on the combined effects of processing and storage temperatures on enzymatic activity.