Effectiveness of Corduk (Echinophora tenuifolia subsp sibthorpiana) on safety and quality of kofte, a Turkish style meatball

Sengun I. Y. , Turp G. Y. , KILIC G., SUCU C.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY, cilt.38, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jfs.12389


In this research, the effect of Echinophora tenuifolia subsp. sibthorpiana (Corduk) on the inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium in kofte (Turkish style meatball) was evaluated; as well as the quality characteristics of kofte (proximate composition, oxidation level, color parameters, microbiological, and sensory properties), during storage period at 4 degrees C for 7 days. Using Corduk at concentrations of 0.5, 1, and 1.5% in kofte was reduced the number of Salmonella cells in the range of 0.35-1.0 log cfu/g. The lowest total mesophilic aerobic bacteria count was obtained from kofte containing 1.5% of Corduk, after 7 days of storage. Corduk improved the color properties of kofte; hence, at the end of the storage period, samples containing 1 and 1.5% of Corduk significantly had higher scores than the control samples. The results of this study indicate that using Corduk in kofte could give an opportunity to improve the safety of meat products while improving the sensory characteristics.