Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 1069–1078 | Cite as

Evaluation of quality and shelf life of buffalo meat keema at refrigerated storage

  • G. KandeepanEmail author
  • A. S. R. Anjaneyulu
  • N. Kondaiah
  • S. K. Mendiratta
  • R. S. Rajkumar
Original Article


Scientific basis on the quality changes of traditional keema will boost and sustain meat production and utilization in buffalo abundant countries. A programme was undertaken to determine the influence of age and gender on the quality of buffalo meat keema at refrigerator storage (4 ± 1 °C). Buffalo meat keema was evaluated by analyzing the changes in physicochemical, microbiological and sensory attributes. The product characteristics and acceptability of keema were better in spent buffalo group than young male group. The values of pH, TBARS, total aerobic mesophils, coliforms, Lactobacillus, Staphylococcus aureus, anaerobic and psychrophilic counts of buffalo meat keema increased but appearance, flavour, juiciness, tenderness, connective tissue residue and overall acceptability scores decreased with progressing refrigerated storage. The shelf life of refrigerated buffalo meat keema was 18 days with an overall acceptability score ranging from extremely acceptable to moderately acceptable.


Buffalo meat Keema Young Spent Quality changes Refrigerated storage Shelf life 



The authors wish to thank Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, India for providing necessary facilities to accomplish this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kandeepan
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • A. S. R. Anjaneyulu
    • 2
  • N. Kondaiah
    • 2
  • S. K. Mendiratta
    • 1
  • R. S. Rajkumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Livestock Products TechnologyIndian Veterinary Research InstituteBareillyIndia
  2. 2.National Research Centre on MeatHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Division of Post Harvest TechnologyCentral Avian Research InstituteBareillyIndia
  4. 4.National Research Centre on YakWest KamengIndia

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