The objective of this study was to determine how a modified starch added to comminuted scalded sausages influences the water content percentage in the product, the water holding capacity, the texture, and the color of prepared products. On the basis of the investigations performed, it is stated that the added modified starch significantly increases the water percentage in the prepared products; and this water increase results in the improved (higher) rate of production. During the storage, it was stated that water binging ability decreased, and, thus, the water holding capacity decreased, either. In addition, it was found that the modified starch added affected the texture of ready-made products, and the products became less harder, more gummy and chewy. No effect of addition of modified starch on the color of products was stated.
modified starch, sausages, texture, color, and hydration properties