Alina Narcisa Postolache


RESEARCHES ON THE CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF REFRIGERATED MEAT FROM WILD BOAR SAMPLED FROM THE N-E PART OF ROMANIA

Alina Narcisa Postolache, Roxana Lazăr, P.C. Boişteanu

Abstract
Increased attractiveness for hunting sports related to media continues and intense coverage, requires a scientific argument in terms of quality for the exclusivity of this source of protein. The specific features of game meat are a direct consequences of its morphological and physic-chemical peculiarities, which is in close correlation with the wild part of cohabitation. This work aims, is to analyze the data by the intrinsic value of wild boar meat, harvested by shooting in the N- E parts of Romania. Meat samples collected from different muscle regions were subjected to determine the chemical composition (protein, fat, water, collagen). Postharvest pH evolution of meat was determined at 2C in refrigerated conditions of biological material. The physical and chemical studied parameters showed a higher nutritive-biological value (22% proteins in M. Longissimus dorsi) compared to the one obtained from domestic animals, related with a minimum content in total fat, fact that places this raw material as a value alternative protein in human nutrition.

Key words: wild boar, chemical composition of meat, pH, nutritive value