The aim of the study was to examine the effect of inulin gel, used as a fat substitute, on energy value and consumer acceptance of model meatballs fresh and cold-stored. The experimental material consisted of pork meatballs with two inulin levels. Replacement of part pork fat with inulin resulted in reducing level of fat and calorie contents. Moreover, after 14 day of cold storage of meatballs, consumer acceptance of these products with a 25% replacement of pork back fat by inulin was higher in comparison with the control sample. During 14 day of cold storage of such pork meatballs the delay of adverse sensory attributes were observed.
inulin, substitution of fat, meatballs, consumer acceptance