publication . Thesis . 2011

Sensory and Chemical Characteristics of Eastern Oysters(Crassostrea virginica)

Chen, Luman;
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  • Published: 22 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Eastern Oysters, or Crassostrea virginica, are an important dietary component in the Chesapeake region and have supported a major fishery in the Chesapeake for more than 100 years. Virginia oysters do not always receive attention in up-scale markets. It is possible that the lack of information on sensory characteristics of Chesapeake oysters may contribute to this problem. In order to differentiate Chesapeake oysters from other oysters, a descriptive sensory test (n=8) was conducted and chemical composition attributes were measured, including glycogen content, proximate analysis, sodium chloride content, and fatty acid analysis. Statistical differences were foun...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesanimal structuresfungiequipment and suppliesgeographic locations
free text keywords: chemical analysis, sensory, Chesapeake, Eastern oysters
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