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Table 2 Proximate composition of M. longissimus dorsi and Semimembranosus of Holstein veal with two slaughter age

From: Physicochemical traits of Holstein loin and top round veal from two slaughter age groups

  Month of age Cut
Longissimus dorsi Semimembranosus
Water (%) 5 76.46 ± 0.36 75.54 ± 0.64
8 75.16 ± 0.36 76.16 ± 0.10
Fat (%) 5 0.55 ± 0.04b 0.90 ± 0.39
8 1.52 ± 0.81a 0.42 ± 0.25
Protein (%) 5 20.93 ± 0.30b 21.36 ± 0.40
8 22.54 ± 2.37a 21.84 ± 1.45
Ash (%) 5 1.09 ± 0.01 0.99 ± 0.16
8 1.12 ± 0.08 1.26 ± 0.16
  1. a,bmeans with different superscripts in the same column are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. All values are mean ± standard deviation (n = 10)