Accession Number : AD0429002


Title :   EVALUATION OF FREEZE-DEHYDRATED BEEFSTEAKS FOR NAVY USE


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUPPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY BAYONNE NJ


Personal Author(s) : MacNulty, B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/429002.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the suitability of freeze- dehydrated beefsteaks for Navy use. Two types of dehydrated beefsteaks procured were dehydrated rib-eye steaks, Type I, and dehydrated round steaks, Type IV. It was found that one pound of dehydrated rib-eye steaks yields approximately 1. 65 pounds of ready-to-eat steaks, and one pound of dehydrated round yields 1.91 pounds of ready-to-eat steaks. The rib-eye steaks had no apparent defects; whereas, the round steaks had such defects as heavy connective tissue, excessive fat, and irregularity of shape, which adversely affected its over-all acceptability. Both the rib-eye and round steaks (without defects) were organoleptically acceptable. The rib-eye, on a per steak basis, due partially to a difference in portion size, costs approximately 72.5% more than the round steak. It was recommended that both types of steak not be considered as a direct substitute for fresh beefsteaks, but as an emergency item for shipboard use when such items are deemed necessary and cost is not a factor. In addition, the round steak not be considered unless the over-all quality of the product can be improved.


Descriptors :   *FOOD , BEEF , COSTS , FREEZE DRYING , NAVY , PREPARATION , STORAGE , TASTE


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE