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The ability of light and dark roasted coffee (1 g/kg) in varying application forms (spent ground [SCG], whole ground [WGC], or lyophilized brew [LBC]) to inhibit lipid and protein oxidation in cooked pork patties stored at −18 °C was monitored over 3 months. Malondialdehyde (MDA) for the negative control (NC) increased from 0.31 to 1.11 mg MDA/kg pork over 3 months, while pork with coffee or rosemary oleoresin had lower values at month 3 (0.054–0.40 mg MDA/kg pork). The NC had the highest values for hexanal, octanal, and nonanal (2.59, 0.10, and 0.13 mg/kg pork, respectively), while light and dark LBC in pork inhibited hexanal (0.37 and 0.39 mg/kg pork), octanal (0.017 and 0.021 mg/kg pork), and nonanal (0.036 and 0.048 mg/kg pork) to the same extent as rosemary oleoresin at month 3 (0.30, 0.015, 0.036 mg aldehyde/kg pork, respectively). Thiol content for all treatments remained relatively stable from month 0–3 (0.56–0.96 to 0.67–1.02), while metmyoglobin slightly increased (49–55% to 55–56%) over 3 months. The results suggest that adding coffee neither inhibited nor promoted protein oxidation in cooked pork patties but inhibited lipid oxidation resulting in comparable values to pork with added rosemary oleoresin.


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