Effect of connective tissue on the shape of reflectance spectra obtained with a fibre-optic fat-depth probe in beef.

@article{Swatland2001EffectOC,
  title={Effect of connective tissue on the shape of reflectance spectra obtained with a fibre-optic fat-depth probe in beef.},
  author={Howard J Swatland},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          209-13
        }
}
A fat-depth probe was fitted with optical fibres to combine depth detection with spectrophotometry and fluorometry. Measurements were made through forelimb flexor, triceps brachii and longissimus thoracis muscles on 22 beef carcasses in a meat cooler. All strong fluorescence peaks had matching strong reflectance peaks (presumably connective tissue), but some strong reflectance peaks did not have equivalent fluorescence peaks (presumably adipose tissue). When the probe stopped at full depth and… CONTINUE READING