Extraction of collagen and gelatine from meat industry by-products for food and non food uses.


Short tendons of slaughtered cattle, which consist of relatively pure collagen, were cleaned of lipoid substances and non-collagen proteins using a commercial enzymatic preparation. Diluted acetic acid was used to separate the acid-soluble collagen (M(N) approximately 300 kDa) for a yield of around 5%. The residue was extracted with water and the extraction… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0734242X07081483


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