Potentials of NIR Spectroscopy in Meat Industry

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J. Mlčeka, O. Ropa, K. Šustováb, J. Simeonovováb, and R. Gála

a Department of Food Technology and Microbiology, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, b Department of Food Technology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno


Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) uses the near infrared region of electromagnetic radiation (wavelength ca. 800—2500 nm). The present review describes various applications of the NIRS technique in the meat industry for quantitative characteristics of meat, but also in assessment of meat quality and technological and sensory parameters. The NIRS technique is superior to classical methods in the speed of analyses and possibility of simultaneous non-destructive measurements. This brings about a great potential for on-line analysis without using chemicals.


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