Kheema is a traditional meat product of India prepared by cooking minced meat with spices and seasonings

Kheema is a traditional meat product of India prepared by cooking minced meat with spices and seasonings. Keeping in view the beneficial effects of prunes on human health and nutrition, it is intended to incorporate prune puree into meat product (Kheema). chevon kheema both control and treatment were packaged in metalized Low Density Polyethylene pouches were stored at refrigeration temperature (4±1?C) and frozen temperature (-18±1?C) to evaluate its keeping quality in terms of physico-chemical, microbiological and organoleptic quality at 0 , 10, and 20 days and 0, 30, 60 days intervals. Treated sample moisture content was significantly reduced than control. Crude fat and total ash content increased. There was a significant decrease in pH, TBARS value, Tyrosine, per cent FFA with the incorporation of prune puree at 15% level indicating antioxidant and antimicrobial effect of prune puree. Standard plate count, Psychrophilic count and Yeast and mould count was significantly affected by treatment, nitrogen flush and storage period on chevon kheema during refrigerated and frozen temperatures. Irrespective of treatment and packaging, there was a significant (P