When processing PSE meat, it is required to use different functional additives including those to improve water binding and water holding capacity of the product as well as its texture. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of collagen and soy protein addition on the quality of restructured cooked hams manufactured from PSE meat. It was found that, compared to soy protein, the use of collagen protein made it possible to decrease a weight loss level during the refrigerated storage of products. The impact of soy protein preparations applied was that the hardness and chewiness of the product obtained became higher. No significant differences were reported as regards the effect of the two preparations under comparison on the amount of cooking loss during the treatment, colour parameters, chemical composition, and sensory quality of the ham products analyzed. When using the two preparations, it was possible to manufacture products of good quality, so, they can be recommended for the manufacture of products from PSE meat.
collagen protein, soy protein, PSE meat, ham, quality