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At 5 days of storage, MetMb concentration of meat from cattle with S+Vit E supplementation was significantly lower (p<0.
Myoglobin (Mb) is the primary pigment responsible for the color of meat and the brown color created by changes due to oxidation of the iron in the heme moiety of Mb and conversion of OxyMb to MetMb is considered undesirable by most consumers (Smith et al.
Feeding supplemental Vit E to feedlot cattle increases muscle [alpha]-tocopherol, delays MetMb formation, and increases retail caselife of beef.