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Evaluation of nutritional content and shelf life enhancement of gamma irradiated broiler chicken meat

Mahwish Aftab, Summiya Khalid, Faiza Saleem, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Beenish Aftab, Shagufta Naz

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Int. J. Biosci.7(5), 1-8, November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/7.5.1-8


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Broiler chicken plays an important role in human nutrition. Poultry is the second largest industry of Pakistan and contributes substantially to the income. It contributes to 28.0% of the total meat production in the Pakistan. The aim of this study was to increase the shelf life of Broiler chicken by gamma irradiation thereby increasing its export value. Chicken samples were treated with radiation dose of 0.5kGy, 1kGy and 1.5kGy. Sensory evaluation and proximate analysis were performed for the irradiated and non-irradiated chicken meat sample. Non-considerable changes were observed in nutritional characteristics of broiler chicken meat at optimum doses. The radiation dose of 1.5kGy along with refrigerated storage extended the shelf-life of broiler chicken for 9 days. So, this study can be useful in shelf life enhancement for export purpose.


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