As a ready-to-eat (RTE) meat product, Kilishi is gaining increasing popularity within Africa. Only experienced persons make Kilishi products, and improving the production process using comminuted meat production/technology can enhance the products' quality and uniformity. In line with this, the rheological (elastic modulus, viscosity, and rupture strength), textural (hardness, springiness, cohesiveness, and chewiness), and sensorial (taste, color, texture, aroma, and overall acceptability) properties of ingredient-mix based Kilishi sausage were measured. Traditional Kilishi as a control was compared with seven other comminuted Kilishi products (CK1-7) of different ingredient-mix ratios. Comminuted Kilishi products obtained higher values for textural characteristics compared to the traditional Kilishi. Results indicated that CK7 had the highest elastic modulus (E strength (18.95 N), while CK2 had the lowest of these values amongst the comminuted Kilishi products. However, TK was more vis-Pas), yet had the lowest rupture strength (6.85 N). Sensorially, the panel rating for overall acceptability showed CK2...

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