Effect of growing location, malaxation duration and citric acid treatment on the quality of olive oil
MetadataShow full item record
BACKGROUND: The total phenolic compounds of olive oil exert antiradical activity at cellular level and can prevent cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer. Increased awareness of its health benefits has increased the consumption of olive oil around the world. An alternative processing technique effective in increasing the amount of oil extracted while maintaining the oil quality is needed to meet the rising global demand for olive oil. RESULTS: Addition of 0.3 g mL−1 citric acid at 1:1000 (v/w) to olive paste followed by a 30 min malaxation period significantly increased the oil recovery, concentration of total phenolic compounds and antiradical activity by 46.23, 120.27 and 31.48% respectively. While there was no significant effect on the acidity, the peroxide value was significantly reduced by 63.85%. The organoleptic characteristics of the olive oil extracted with citric acid were also comparable to those of the control. CONCLUSION: Addition of 0.3 g mL−1 citric acid (i.e. 30% w/v) at 1:1000 (v/w) to olive paste followed by a 30 min malaxation period in a Blixer® 4.0 blender is the most promising extraction technique to improve the oil recovery, concentration of total phenolic compounds and antiradical activity of the extracted olive oil without compromising other quality parameters.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Chih, Hui Jun (2009)Many studies have shown that regular consumption of olive oil lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. These benefits are thought to be due primarily to the high level of monounsaturated ...
Park, Hongki; Jung, Kyungbae; Alorro, Richard; Yoo, Kyoungkeun (2013)Soil samples contaminated with heavy metals such as lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) were leached with citric acid solution. A five step-sequential extraction method involving “exchangeable”, “bound to carbonate”, ...
Silicate, phosphate and carbonate mineral dissolution behaviour in the presence of organic acids: A reviewLazo, D.; Dyer, L.; Alorro, Richard (2017)Researchers in the field of geoscience have identified several effects on the stability of the surrounding minerals caused by naturally occurring solution species. Organic acids and their conjugate salts have been shown ...