How Do Ratite Meats Compare with Beef?: Implications for the Ratite Industry

Emu and ostrich meats were compared with beef to identify and quantify their sensory attributes. A sensory panel was used to compare U.S. Department of Agriculture Choice top sirloin beef with emu and ostrich meat, both ground and intact forms. Comparisons of sensory quality and acceptability were made after zero, two, four and six months of frozen storage. Differences in flavor, juiciness and texture were detected between ratite meats and beef (the control). The differences were more pronounced for intact cuts than ground meat, with ratite meat usually being rated inferior to beef. Some differences in sensory acceptability across the sic-month storage period were revealed. Implications for marketing the ratite meats are made based upon the study.

Issue Date:
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
0738-8950 (Other)
Record Identifier:
PURL Identifier:
Published in:
Journal of Agribusiness, Volume 16, Number 1
Page range:
Total Pages:

 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2018-01-22

Download fulltext

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
(Not yet reviewed)