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Title: Dactylopius opuntiae [Cockerell] Could Be a Source of Antioxidants for the Preservation of Beef Patties
Authors: Aragón Martínez, Othoniel H.
Martínez Morales, Flavio
González Chávez, Marco M.
Méndez Gallegos, Santiago de Jesús
González Chávez, Rodolfo
Posadas Hurtado, Juan C.
Isiordia Espinoza, Mario Alberto
Keywords: wild cochineal
insect pest
meat preservative
lipid oxidation
antioxidant capacity
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Aragon-Martinez, O.H.; Martinez-Morales, F.; González-Chávez, M.M.; Méndez-Gallegos, S.d.J.; González-Chávez, R.; Posadas-Hurtado, J.C.; Isiordia-Espinoza, M.A. Dactylopius opuntiae [Cockerell] Could Be a Source of Antioxidants for the Preservation of Beef Patties. Insects 2023, 14, 811.
Series/Report no.: Insects;2023, 14, 811
Abstract: Dactylopius opuntiae is an insect pest that contains at least carminic acid, which has antioxidant properties. Since there is a relationship between the antioxidant ability and preservative action of compounds applied to meat products, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity and usefulness of a D. opuntiae extract for beef patty preservation. The insects were bred and processed to obtain a liquid extract. For the extract, its carminic acid content, antioxidant activity against two free radicals, and actions on food quality parameters were determined. The D. opuntiae dry powder contained 2.91% w/w carminic acid, while the liquid extract exhibited an IC50 value of 3437.8 ± 67.8 and 19633.0 ± 674.5 µg/mL against the DPPH and ABTS radicals. Nevertheless, these antioxidant actions were lower than those found in a D. coccus extract. The D. opuntiae extract improved in a short time the redness and yellowness, eliminated the unfavorable effect of their vehicle on the MetMb level, and greatly reduced the TBARS formation. For the first time, an extract of D. opuntiae was applied to beef patties, and its beneficial antioxidant action on meat acceptance parameters was confirmed, which has potential commercial applications.
Description: Artículo
ISSN: 2075-4450
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