Wang, Hui, et al. “Effect of the protease from Staphylococcus carnosus on the proteolysis, quality characteristics, and flavor development of Harbin dry sausage.” Meat Science 189 (2022): 108827. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2022.108827
The effect of the addition of different levels of S. carnosus protease (0, 0.15, 0.30, 0.45 and 0.60 g/kg raw meat) on the proteolysis, quality characteristics, and flavor development of Harbin dry sausage was investigated. The results showed that the S. carnosus protease addition to Harbin dry sausage effectively promoted the degradation of meat proteins into peptides and free amino acids, thus resulting in tenderization and inhibiting fat oxidation. Moreover, the S. carnosus protease addition could promote the development of key flavor compounds such as some ketones, acids and esters. Sausage with S. carnosus protease levels of 0.45 g/kg exhibited the most attractive sensory attributes. Molecular docking showed that the S. carnosus protease can interact with myosin heavy chains. In summary, the S. carnosus protease addition can improve quality characteristics and flavor profile of Harbin dry sausage.