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The importance of yield in meat processing

Yield in meat processing is an important factor that is directly proportional to profits. Functional proteins provide numerous value adding properties that benefit meat processors and consumers.
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Making resources stretch further

The viability of most meat processing businesses depends on how profitable their produce is, making the question of the bottom-line unavoidable. With the increase in the price of raw materials, it has become essential in this current economic climate, to come up with solutions that can mitigate some of the pinch that is being felt throughout the world.

Achieving more is based on how far raw materials can be stretched, so enhancing yield directly relates to profits. With consumers demanding quality as well as affordability, it has become necessary for manufacturers to find reliable ingredient solutions that work for them by optimizing the recipes and production processes for better business.

Essentia solutions could work for you

Functional protein solutions are meat-derived ingredients that can contribute to the profitability of the industry as a whole.

Getting the most out of raw materials

Techniques to optimize yield in beef, pork, and chicken products

  • Meat extension – overall volume increase due to the interaction of the added protein and water in injection, tumblers, bowl choppers, mixers, etc. resulting in more product.
  • Purge reduction – lower cooking loss and drip loss for the delivery of juicy meat cuts that are presentable in weight and appearance, therefore more enticing to the consumers and leading to better sales. Decreased water activity also means less bacterial action.

Yield in meat products is improved when high functional protein solutions are utilized for their various properties, even when meat is subjected to different processing methods and varying temperatures. When it comes to results, whether the need is to produce more, even looking, or all-round presentable meats with less crumbling loss during carving, cooking, or shaping, there is a considerable improvement to the quantity and quality of end product.

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For greater insights and practical knowledge on yield and meat replacement, and to find out how functional protein solutions can work towards your bottom line, watch protein expert Carsten Doktor as he provides some detail with regards to overcoming meat processing challenges.

You can reach out

Essentia offers manufacturers a wide range of functional ingredients that deliver cost-effective meat replacement solutions for beef, pork and chicken. Learn more by contacting a representative near you.