The effects of water activity (aw) on the major volatiles produced from a meat flavor model system containing monosodium‐l‐glutamate, L‐ascorbic acid, thiamin HCl and cystine was investigated Quantitative and qualitative differences in volatiles produced between high and low aw systems (heated at 135°C) were found. Qualitative changes were observed to occur at about aw 0.4. Compounds identified in high and low aw systems fell into classes which are associated with boiling and roasting cooking techniques (respectively) of known naturahy occurring compounds.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|State||Published - Mar 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science