Pork bellies were cured and assigned to five treatments (n = 10). Round bacon was prepared from tumbled (T), macerated and tumbled (MT), emulsion‐coated and tumbled (ET), or macerated, emulsion‐coated and tumbled (MET) bellies and compared to control slab bacon. Treated bellies were rolled longitudinally and stuffed into fibrous casings. Bacons were smoked and cooked to 55°C. Few differences were observed between treatments for visual characteristics (binding, cured color, fat/lean ratio). Control slab bacon had greater (P <0.05) off‐flavor intensity than all other treatments and MT had the highest (P <0.05) overall acceptability scores. Control slab bacon had lower slicing yield (P <0.05) than all other treatments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of food science|
|State||Published - Jan 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science