Food Chem 2021 Aug 10;353:129433. Epub 2021 Mar 10.
School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China; Academy of Contemporary Food Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre, Guangzhou 510006, China; Engineering and Technological Research Centre of Guangdong Province on Intelligent Sensing and Process Control of Cold Chain Foods, & Guangdong Province Engineering Laboratory for Intelligent Cold Chain Logistics Equipment for Agricultural Products, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre, Guangzhou 510006, China; Food Refrigeration and Computerized Food Technology (FRCFT), Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Electronic address: http://www.ucd.ie/refrig.
Effects of plasma-activated solution (PAS) on the colour and structure of metmyoglobin (metMb) and oxymyoglobin (oxyMb) were investigated and the relationship between discolouration and structure changes was clarified for the first time. Results showed that the colour of PAS-treated metMb faded first, followed by green discolouration, while PAS-treated oxyMb turned from bright red to reddish-brown and then towards green in the end. It was due to the accumulation of HO, nitrite and nitrate in PAS with prolonging plasma treatment times. Read More