Comparisons of Carboxymethyl Cellulose with Differing Molecular Features in Low‐Fat Frankfurters Academic Article uri icon


  • Four types of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) with varying degrees of substitution (DS) and molecular weights were incorporated into low‐fat, high moisture and high protein frankfurters. Emulsion stability (ES), chemical composition, processing yield and texture profile analysis were evaluated for frankfurters with 0.25% CMC and compared to an all‐meat control. Generally, as the molecular weight of the CMC decreased the ES decreased; however, the processing yield and proximate composition of the products were not affected (P > 0.05) by the treatments. With the exception of springiness and cohesiveness, addition of the CMC significantly decreased the textural parameters, but there were no textural differences in frankfurters due to molecular weights or DS of the CMC. Copyright © 1988, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • LIN, K. C., KEETON, J. T., GILCHRIST, C. L., & CROSS, H. R.

citation count

  • 40

publication date

  • November 1988