Surimi and Surimi Products Technology



Surimi technology and development of products relying on surimi technology have been carried out by the countries of Far East and Europe as well as the USA since the beginning of 1940's. However, production of food relying on surimi technology has never been operational in Turkey, yet. Surimi technology has developed in aforementioned countries because (1) economically less important species can successfully be converted to a valuable product, (2) shelf life of frozen surimi is long, (3) surimi has a substantial amount of functional protein content, and (4) production of surimi and related products are rather easy when accompanied by various technologies together with the use of additives. Surimi is Japanese term describing wet concentrate of fish muscle protein.


Surimi Technology, Additives, Quality, Alaska pollock

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