Quail Sausage

first_imgSausage is traditionally made from pork, but a University of Georgia research team recently developed a breakfast link-style sausage made from lean quail meat.The new product was created in response to a need in the Georgia food industry. “About two years ago, we were approached by a quail meat processor for help in creating a product from quality quail breast meat trimmings,” said Anand Mohan, a food scientist in the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “A lot of (quail) breast meat trimmings go to waste, and they don’t know how to use it.”Mohan turned the request into a project for then-CAES undergraduate student Carla Reed, who was eager to accept the product development challenge. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Tucker, Georgia, Reed made the decision to return to college after working in the food industry for a few months.“I wanted to open my own restaurant, so I returned to school and UGA has the only food science program in Georgia,” she said. “I wanted to learn the science behind the food and I definitely got to do that through projects like this quail sausage.”In the past, meat processors attempted adding pork and beef fat to ground quail meat, but the resulting sausage “just didn’t taste good,” Mohan said. The UGA team’s challenge was to use quail meat trimmings, without adding another meat source, to create a product that tastes good and is accepted by consumers.After six months of trial and error and a number of different recipes, Reed created a maple-flavored quail link sausage developed specifically to appeal to children.“I had never even tried chicken sausage when we began working on the quail sausage project,” she said. “But I do remember loving maple-flavored pork sausage when I was a child.” Quail meat is naturally lean, so the UGA group fortified it with plant protein. The protein flour also increased the sausage’s fiber content. “We wanted to make the sausage more juicy and tasty, as well as packed with extra nutrition for children,” Mohan said. “It has almost 21 percent protein, 0.5 percent fiber, too, and it has a lot of minerals in it.”Most sausage products are high in fat, but quail meat does not contain lot of fat, he said. “You cannot develop a sausage without fat. However, we were able to develop a tasty product that does not have any added animal fat,” he said.With just 3 percent fat, the quail sausage is leaner than most sausages on the market, but Mohan says that the UGA-created quail sausage recipe still tastes amazingly like pork sausage. “I think it tastes more similar to pork. It doesn’t taste like chicken sausage at all,” he said.The quail sausage links created at UGA are recommended for children as well as adults in U.S. markets. The small size of the link and the maple flavoring led the team to make a connection to the children’s market. “In the end, we were able to produce a maple-flavored sausage that was rated as good as a standard sausage by the UGA students and workers we used as a taste panel,” Mohan said. “And we compared our quality sausage to one of the best chicken sausage products produced in the market.” The quail sausage links received high marks for “flavor, aroma and bite” by sensory panelists during taste tests at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Russell Research Center in Athens, Georgia, Mohan said.The second phase of the quail sausage study will determine if the product would be accepted in the marketplace.Reed, now a food technologist at Albertville Quality Foods in Albertville, Alabama, hopes the quail sausage product makes it into grocery stores and eventually lands on consumers’ tables, but she knows the odds are against it. “I’ve worked on several projects that have been approved and commercialized, but the fact is that less than half of new products launched are successful,” she said. “It’s a good product for parents who are health conscious. It is a lower-fat alternative to high-fat sausage patties and links, and it would be perfect for those who are allergic to soy protein.”last_img read more

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COVID-19 local transmission soars in Bali

first_img“We have to be more cautious in the future to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Bali,” he said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.According to the government’s official count, Bali reported 12 new confirmed cases on Monday — bringing the total number of infections to 594. The number of fatalities stands at five.In response to the increasing number of cases, Koster has banned activities involving large groups of people, including traditional and religious activities. He has also ordered tourist sites to remain closed during the ongoing outbreak.On June 1, Badung Tourism Agency opened access to two beaches in the regency, namely Canggu Beach and Labuan Sait Beach, for foreign surfers. Koster, however, revoked the decision the following day. The Bali provincial administration has reported an increasing number of local COVID-19 transmissions in the resort island recently, particularly in the four regencies of Badung, Denpasar, Klungkung and Tabanan.A low level of awareness among residents about practicing health protocols was among the reasons for the growing number of cases, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said.He said that out of 25 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Bali on Sunday, 24 were local transmissions with only one identified as an imported case. “We had ordered the closure of tourist attractions through a circular letter and we have not reopened them yet,” he underlined.Despite the official ban, locals and foreign tourists continued to flock to the shore in Canggu last week.Tribunnews.com reported that some tourists were seen surfing and playing in the water at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu on Thursday with many of them not wearing face masks or practicing physical distancing.Local officials said the beach remained closed to the public, however, they admitted that they faced difficulties in overseeing visitors as there were many access roads to the location. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil sends message to Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal exile completes Hertha Berlin move

first_imgMesut Ozil sends message to Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal exile completes Hertha Berlin move Skip Ad Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouz have been frozen out by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has told Matteo Guendouzi he will be ‘missed’ at Arsenal and has told the wayward to star to show his doubters what a ‘great footballer’ following confirmation of his loan move to Hertha Berlin.Both players have been frozen out by Mikel Arteta and have not featured at all this season for an Arsenal side that are displaying rapid signs of progress under their new manager. Guendouzi hasn’t played for Arsenal since he clashed with and taunted Brighton’s Neal Maupay during a damaging defeat back in June and although he returned to first team training this summer he has been deemed surplus to requirements by his manager.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 21-year-old, who made a hugely encouraging start to his Arsenal career following a £7million move from Lorient two years ago, will now look to relaunch his career in the Bundesliga where he will spend the next nine months. ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Oct 2020 8:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Read More Top articles by Metro Read More Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected Hertha will not pay a fee for Gendouzi, but will foot 100% per cent of his salary, while Arsenal have also agreed a deal worth £900,000 that will see teenage defender Omar Rekik move in the opposite direction. Ozil, meanwhile, appears certain to remain at Arsenal and see out the remainder of his £350,000-a-week contract which is due to expire next summer. The former Real Madrid star featured prominently during the early part of Arteta’s tenure but hasn’t played a single minute of competitive first team football since March. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAddressing his future earlier this summer, Ozil said: ‘My position is clear. I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club‘Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again. ‘I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.’MORE: Arsenal agree deal for Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik as part of Matteo Guendouzi loan moveMORE: Arsenal set to complete deadline-day deal for Nikolaj Moller as striker signs four-year contractFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. deadline day move to West Ham Read More PLAY 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Read More Skip Advertisement Wishing his fellow Arsenal exile well on Instagram, Ozil wrote: ‘Mi Bebee, all the best for you in Germany. Show them that you’re a great football player. Will miss you here bro.’ 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Video Settings Read More Full Screen SPONSORED Comment / Advertisementlast_img read more

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