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Camel meat and meat products

Kadim I.T. (ed.), Mahgoub O. (ed.), Faye B. (ed.), Farouk M.M. (ed.). 2012. Wallingford : CABI, 258 p..

Présentation de l'éditeur : Camel meat has many benefits as a meat product. It has low fat content and is highly nutritious, and has potential to be used to combat hyperacidity, hypertension, pneumonia and respiratory disease. This book reviews up-to-date literature on camel meat and meat products, carcass and meat quality characteristics, muscle structure, post-mortem analysis and the nutritive value to humans. A comparatively small component of global meat consumption, camel meat has the potential to undergo an explosion of production worldwide, and currently farming for camel meat in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia is undergoing significant expansion. The potential of camel meat in helping to meet projected world food shortages, and being sustainably farmed, is also explored by the editors. Main contents: 1. Classification, history and distribution of the camel. 2. Camel meat in the world. 3. Camel nutrition for meat production. 4. Camel body growth. 5. Slaughtering and processing of camels. 6. Inspection of slaughtered dromedary camels. 7. Prospects for online grading of camel meat yield and quality. 8. Camel carcass quality. 9. Distribution and partitioning of tissues in the camel carcass. 10. Structure and quality of camel meat. 11. Interventions to improve the tenderness of fresh meat: a future prospect for camel meat research. 12. Processed camel meats. 13. Nutritive and health value of camel meat. 14. The economical potential of camel meat

Mots-clés : analyse économique; anatomie animale; croissance; industrie de la viande; technologie alimentaire; qualité; abattage d'animaux; valeur nutritive; nutrition animale; chameau; viande de chameau; monde

Thématique : Elevage - Considérations générales; Traitement et conservation des produits alimentaires; Composition des produits alimentaires; Physiologie animale : nutrition; Physiologie animale : croissance et développement; Anatomie et morphologie des animaux; Economie de la production; Commerce, commercialisation et distribution