Accession Number : ADD003670

Title :   Method of Producing Freeze-Dried, Cooked Beef Steak and Resulting Product.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hinnergardt,Larry C

Report Date : 27 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Method of producing freeze-dried, cooked beef steak which is tender when rehydrated and which rehydrates rapidly comprising, mechanically penetrating raw beef muscle with a plurality of cutting blades spaced apart a distance such that steaks obtained therefrom are mechanically tenderized, and pumping an aqueous solution of sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium chloride into the beef muscle prior to producing steaks therefrom, cooking the steaks, and freeze dehydrating the cooked steaks to a low moisture content. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Beef, *Freeze dried foods, Processing, Hydration, Thawing, Meat, Quality, Muscle fibers, Sodium chloride, Cooking devices, Dehydration, Moisture content

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE