The volatile constituents of air‐dried, mold‐fermented salami sausage were isolated from meat and casing using a dynamic headspace/continuous solvent extraction method. Apolar and polar fractions of the aroma concentrates, and a methylated acidic ether extract of the defatted meat were analyzed by high resolution gas chromatography and coupled gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry. Most volatiles identified were derived from lipid degradation, from pepper (added as a spice), and from the degradation of pepper terpenes and phenolics. Neither typical intermediates of fatty acid autoxidation nor N‐containing volatiles were among the 68 identified compounds. The contribution of lipid precursors was essential to overall flavor as were the microbial activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science