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Statistical characterization of sicilian olive oils from the Peloritana and Maghrebian zones according to the fatty acid profile.
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PMID:  17616134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper deals with the characterization of 475 Sicilian virgin olive oils (VOO) produced in 10 different crop years (from 1993 to 2004), according to the cultivar and the geographical origin by means of multivariate statistical analysis applied to fatty acids. In particular, the studied VOOs came from the Peloritana and Maghrebian geological zones. The fatty acid composition was determined by using the official gas chromatographic method. The results suggest that although the effect of the cultivar is significant in the olive oil classification based on the fatty acid composition, a predominant and well-defined geographic effect is also present. This study demonstrated that it is possible to employ an official and inexpensive analytical method coupled with the statistical analysis to ascertain the geographical origin and the cultivar of an extra virgin olive oil.
Giuseppa Di Bella; Roberta Maisano; Lara La Pera; Vincenzo Lo Turco; Francesco Salvo; Giacomo Dugo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6568-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food and Environmental Science "Prof. G. Stagno d'Alcontres," Faculty of Science, University of Messina, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Chromatography, Gas
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Olea / chemistry,  growth & development
Plant Oils / chemistry*,  classification*
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Plant Oils; 8001-25-0/olive oil

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