Meat - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780870551840, 9781483144696


1st Edition

Editors: D J A Cole R. A. Lawrie
eBook ISBN: 9781483144696
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 608
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Meat provides an introductory review of the meat-eating habit in man and covers the production, preservation, composition, eating quality, human nutrition, and assessment of the future role of meat. Meat continues to be a major food commodity. Despite the high cost of production of meat animals and their lower efficiency of protein synthesis compared with that of plants and micro-organisms, meat is likely to be important in the human diet for as long as can be foreseen in the future. This book intends to emphasize the fact that the sequence of events, from the conception of meat animals to their incorporation in the human diet, is continuous. The properties of the commodity when eaten are influenced, in the nature and degree of their expression, by all the earlier components in this chain of circumstances. This text is a useful reference for students conducting research within the fields of agriculture science, biochemistry, and nutrition.

Table of Contents


1 The Meat-Eating Habit in Man

I Meat Production

2 Growth of Meat Animals

3 Breeding and Meat Production

4 Nutrition of Farm Animals

5 The Influence of Sex on Meat Production

6 The Implication of Disease in the Meat Industry

II Preparation and Storage

7 Slaughter of Meat Animals

8 Carcass Quality

9 The Commercial Preparation of Fresh Meat at Wholesale and Retail Levels

10 Processed Meat

11 Microbial Problems in Handling and Storage of Fresh Meats

III Composition of Meat

12 Meat Components and Their Variability

13 The Composition of Meat: Physico-Chemical Parameters

14 The Composition of Meat: Analytical Aspects

15 The Composition of Meat: Legal Problems

IV Eating Quality

16 Water-Holding Capacity of Meat

17 Tenderness

18 The Flavor of Meat

19 Development of a Radio-Immuno Assay for Measuring the Boartaint Steroid 5α-Androst-16-en-3-one

20 Meat Color: The Importance of Haem Chemistry

21 Influence of Heating Methods

V Nutritional Aspects

22 Nutritional Value of Meat

23 Meat as a Source of Lipids

24 Meat in the Adaptation of the Human Alimentary Tract

VI Future Prospects

25 The Potential for Conventional Meat Animals

26 Alternative Livestock: With Particular Reference to the Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)

27 The Significance of Meat Analogues

28 Assessment of Alternative Nutrient Sources

List of Delegates



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About the Editor

D J A Cole

R. A. Lawrie

Ralston A. Lawrie was one of the world’s leading authorities on meat science. Formerly Emeritus Professor of Food Science in the University of Nottingham, he was also the founding editor of the journal Meat Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nottingham, UK

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