The nutrient composition of South African mutton

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dc.contributor.author Sainsbury, Jeanine
dc.contributor.author Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina)
dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, S.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T12:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T12:51:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.description.abstract Dorper and Mutton Merino carcasses of the C age group with a fat code 2 (±7% SCF) from three main production areas (Karoo, Kalahari and Ermelo) in South Africa were analysed in this study. The physical composition of each cut differed dramatically from the other cuts. The differences between the ten wholesale cuts when comparing the two breeds, are small, and only five cuts differed significantly on one trait. The right sides of the carcasses were used to determine the nutrient and physical (carcass) composition of each raw cut as well as for the whole carcass by calculation. Three cuts (shoulder, loin and leg) from the left side were cooked in order to determine the nutrient composition thereof. Cooking increased the protein and cholesterol concentrations of the cooked cuts. Iron content was higher in the cooked loin and leg but decreased in the cooked shoulder during cooking. According to nutrient density, mutton is a good source of protein, iron and B vitamins and supply more than 25 % of RDA/100 g of vitamin B12 when cooked. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.sponsorship Red Meat Research and Development Trust of South Africa (RMRDT) and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC–ANPI), Irene. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jfca en_US
dc.identifier.citation J. Sainsbury, H.C. Schonfeldt & S.M. Van Heerden, The nutrient composition of South African mutton, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, vol. 24, no. 4-5, pp. 720-726, (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.jfca.2011.01.001. en
dc.identifier.issn 0889-1575 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.jfca.2011.01.001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/19576
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.subject Nutrient composition: South African lamb en
dc.subject Nutrient density en
dc.subject.lcsh Meat -- Quality en
dc.subject.lcsh Sheep -- Carcasses -- Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Cooking (Lamb and mutton) -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Mutton industry -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- Analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Food -- Composition en
dc.subject.lcsh Dorper sheep -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Merino sheep -- South Africa en
dc.title The nutrient composition of South African mutton en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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