Use of Probiotics in Fermented Meat Products


  • Recep Palamutoğlu Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi
  • Cemal Kasnak Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi, Afyon Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Beslenme ve Diyetetik Bölümü



Probiotic, Sausage, Fermented meat products, Health


In spite of a negative judgements among consumers about meat and meat products, in human nutrition meat and meat products are important for nutrient components which they contain essential nutrients. Intensively produced fermented meat product such as sucuk in our country and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are used for production of various fermented sausages all over the world. LAB primarily used in order to increase the food safety of such products. LAB with probiotic properties have effect on product taste, flavour and aroma as well as the positive effects on functional and physiological properties. Positive effects of probiotics in human health and product properties in the absence of any adverse effects various cultures have been used for the production of probiotic fermented meat products. In the production of such products prepared dough which have meat and fat in the matrix form a suitable vehicle for probiotic cells. During production of products formation of lactic acid reduced the pH, during ripening conditions water activity reduced so these factors adversely affect viability of probiotic cells. For this reason protecting probiotic cultures from negative effects during exposure in the product and vitality of cells in human gastro-intestinal system to continue operating for consumption to be provided during the order process the cells are coated with microencapsuation. The use of probiotic microorganisms isolated from various foods is being investigated for the production of sausages. Studies on the effects of probiotics on human health of meat products are also needed. In this study the probiotic microorganisms used in the production of probiotic fermented sausages were investigated.

Author Biography

Recep Palamutoğlu, Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi

Beslenme ve Diyetetik Bölümü Öğretim Görevlisi



How to Cite

Palamutoğlu, R., & Kasnak, C. (2014). Use of Probiotics in Fermented Meat Products. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 2(5), 208–213.



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