This study examined the effect of smoke drying out difffrent parts of grasscutter meat. Grasscutter weer bought, scalded, eviscerated and processed (smoke dryng). Sensory evaluation was done using 10 trained panelists. The results showed that the highest mean score (4.3v) for colour was observed in sample C, this was followed by sample B (4.2v0, the least was from sample A (4.10).sample B had the best taste (4.50), followed by sample (4.30) and the least was sample A(4.00). this study has shown that smoke-dried grasscutter meat products are highly nutritious and acceptable with good colour quality and taste. The use of seasonings should be encourage in grasscutter meat products to enhance the taste.
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.1 Background of the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Significance of the Study
1.5 Scope of Terms
2.0 Literature Review
CHAPTER THREE: RAW MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Limitation of the Study
The grasscutter (thyoroumys Swinderionus) variously known as the warsh cane-rot ground hog and in trancophone West Africa, the aulocode or incorrectly. The animal is a rodent but not a rat proper since it belongs to the hystricomorpharat proper since it belongs to the Hystricomorpha (porcupine family). This rodent subclass embrace similar species in both the old and new world, species which were originally classified according to the differentiation of the masticatory muscutatine.
Globally wildlife has great potentials for meat production and serves as an important source of the high desired animal protein to the people of Africas both in urban areas and rural communities (Fonweban and Njwe, 1990). The prefence for bush meat or the meat of commercially available game animals is widely accepted (Bastist and Mensah, 1986), Fonweban and Njwe, 1990). However with ever increasing human population and obvious protein shortage in Africa, there is the need for an exploration of other means to provide readily acceptable meat or short term basis. Wildlife domestication has been recognized as a way of achieving this objective. A few number of small mammal and crop farmers, tred or breed wild rodent (Fonweban and Njwe, 1990).