The effects of inulin, carrot, and cellulose fibres (3%, 6%, and 9%) on raw and fried chicken meatballs were studied. Meatball pH, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and colour values were determined for raw samples in refrigerated storage on the 1st, 5th and 10th days. The effects of fibres and their various levels on frying characteristics such as yield, diameter reduction, moisture retention, fat absorption, colour and sensory properties of fried chicken meatballs were evaluated. Fibres caused significant differences in the pH and TBARS values of the raw meatballs owing to their sources and levels. They improved colour properties (L: lightness, a: redness, b: yellowness) of the raw and fried samples. In addition, cellulose and carrot fibres affected the yield, moisture absorption, and diameter reduction values of the fried samples positively. In conclusion, the use of fibres in such products can affect product quality positively. The use of 3% inulin, 9% carrot, and 6% and 9% cellulose fibres had more beneficial effects on chicken meatballs.
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