Evaluating the ability of rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry to differentiate beef palatability based on consumer preference. Academic Article uri icon


  • UNLABELLED: Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) is a type of ambient ionization mass spectrometry, which enables real-time evaluation of several complex traits from a single measurement. The objective of this study was to evaluate the capability of REIMS analysis of raw samples coupled with chemometrics to accurately identify and predict cooked beef palatability. REIMS analysis and consumer sensory evaluation were conducted for beef arm center roasts (n=20), top loin steaks (n=20), top sirloin steaks (n=20), and 20% lipid ground beef (n=20). These data were used to train predictive models for six classification sets representing different sensory traits. The maximum prediction accuracies achieved (from high to low): beefy flavor acceptance (86.25%), juiciness acceptance (83.75%), overall acceptance (81.25%), overall flavor acceptance (81.25%), grilled flavor acceptance (78.75%), and tenderness acceptance (75%). The current study demonstrates that REIMS analysis of raw meat has the potential to predict and classify cooked beef palatability. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The online version contains supplementary material available at 10.1007/s13197-022-05562-6.

published proceedings

  • J Food Sci Technol

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhai, C., Schilling, B., Prenni, J. E., Brooks, J. C., Legako, J. F., Miller, R. K., ... Nair, M. N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Zhai, Chaoyu||Schilling, Bailey||Prenni, Jessica E||Brooks, J Chance||Legako, Jerrad F||Miller, Rhonda K||Hernandez-Sintharakao, Michael J||Gifford, Cody L||Delmore, Robert||Nair, Mahesh N

publication date

  • January 2022