Bol. Inst. Pesca, São Paulo, 44(vol. esp.): 99 - 106, 2017
Doi: 10.20950/1678-2305.2017.99.106
FROG MEAT IN SPECIAL DIETS: POTENTIAL FOR USE AS A FUNCTIONAL FOOD
Lillian Paranhos Laurindo de OLIVEIRA
1
; José Teixeira de SEIXAS FILHO
1,
2
; Marcelo Maia
PEREIRA
2
; Silvia Conceição Reis Pereira MELLO
1,2
ABSTRACT
Frog meat is a highly digestible food, which justifies its use in special diets. The aim of this study
was to evaluate the potential for use of frog meat in hospital diets and in diets recommended by
physicians, in addition to promoting its consumption. Interviews were performed at hospitals and
medical offices in Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil). The survey identified that 72% of interviewed -
physicians, nutritionists, and staff responsible for hospital kitchens - do not know the nutritional
properties of frog meat, and 50% believe there are difficulties in its use and highlighted the little
availability of the product in the market and its high price. Frog meat is considered a healthy food,
but the importance of its use and forms of preparation must be divulged.
Keywords: therapeutic applications; hospital diets; Lithobates catesbeianus; food allergy
CARNE DE RÃ EM DIETAS ESPECIAIS: POTENCIAL DE UTILIZAÇÃO COMO
ALIMENTO FUNCIONAL
RESUMO
A carne de apresenta alta digestibilidade evidenciando a importância da utilização em dietas
especiais. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar o potencial da utilização da carne de nas dietas
hospitalares e em dietas recomendadas pelos médicos e ainda promover o consumo. Foram
realizadas entrevistas em hospitais e consultórios da cidade do Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brasil). A
pesquisa identificou que 72% dos entrevistados - médicos, nutricionistas e responsáveis por
cozinhas hospitalares - não conhecem as características nutricionais da carne, e 50% a