Prediction of the fatty acid composition of beef by near infrared transmittance spectroscopy.

@article{Sierra2008PredictionOT,
  title={Prediction of the fatty acid composition of beef by near infrared transmittance spectroscopy.},
  author={Veronica Sierra and Noelia Aldai and Pedro Filipe Martins de Castro and Koldo Osoro and Ana M Coto-Montes and Mamen Oliv{\'a}n},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={248-55}
}
The intramuscular fat content and composition influence consumer selection of meat products. A study predicting the fatty acid (FA) profile of ground beef from the Longissimus thoracis of yearling bulls (n=100) using near infrared transmittance spectroscopy (NIT) was conducted. The samples were scanned using an Infratec 1265 Meat Analyzer which operates in transmittance mode from 850 to 1050nm. NIT technology was able to accurately predict (R(CV)(2) over 0.76) some prominent FAs such as C14:0… CONTINUE READING