The differences in the chemical composition of virgin olive oils (VOO) obtained from trees of the Chetoui variety cultivated at different altitudes in Tunisia were evaluated. All samples were harvested using the same controlled procedures and were submitted to a controlled processing in the same laboratory mill. Several analytical parameters such as fatty acid composition, amounts of phenols; o-diphenols and pigments were analyzed. All these parameters showed an important effect on the fatty acids and phenols content of the oils. The total phenol content was positively correlated with the altitude, ranging from 817.33 mg/kg (403 m) to 131.91 mg/kg (10 m). However, the results of the regulated parameters in the potential quality classified all the analyzed oils into the ‘‘extra virgin’’ category.

The phenolic compounds and compositional quality of Chetoui virgin olive oil: effect of altitude

FLAMINI, GUIDO
2012

Abstract

The differences in the chemical composition of virgin olive oils (VOO) obtained from trees of the Chetoui variety cultivated at different altitudes in Tunisia were evaluated. All samples were harvested using the same controlled procedures and were submitted to a controlled processing in the same laboratory mill. Several analytical parameters such as fatty acid composition, amounts of phenols; o-diphenols and pigments were analyzed. All these parameters showed an important effect on the fatty acids and phenols content of the oils. The total phenol content was positively correlated with the altitude, ranging from 817.33 mg/kg (403 m) to 131.91 mg/kg (10 m). However, the results of the regulated parameters in the potential quality classified all the analyzed oils into the ‘‘extra virgin’’ category.
Ouni, Y; Taamalli, A; Guerfel, M; Abdelly, C; Zarrouk, M; Flamini, Guido
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