Meat Proteins

Meat composition
• Water – ~75%
• Protein – ~18%
• Lipid – ~3%
• Non-protein nitrogen – ~1.6%

Muscle cells

• Muscle cells are unique in that they allow the conversion of chemical energy in the form of ATP (high energy phosphate bonds) into mechanical energy and, hence, the ability to do work

• The basic unit of muscle tissue is the muscle cell (10-100 m x several centimeters long)

Food Chemistry 45300

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