Olive Oil: Sensory Characteristics, Composition and Importance in Human Health


Thore Fritjof (Editor)
Bertil Henning (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: HEA034000

In Chapter One, D.M. Salazar, I. López-Cortés, and D.C. Salazar-García give an overview of the composition of fatty acids, tocopherols, and polyphenols in oils from the main five olive areas. They conclude that it is advisable to consume extra virgin olive oils during the prenatal period, childhood, and in combating disease. In Chapter Two, Hédia Manai Djebali and Imen Oueslati examine the link between olive oil and human health, finding that the amounts of sterols depend on olive variety, ripening degree, oil extraction procedures, agronomic, and climatic conditions. In Chapter Three, Malika Drira, Ons Rekik, and Mohamed Bouaziz review the composition of olive oil, determining that it is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and also identifying 20 phenolic compounds from a plethora of phenolic types. María Dolores Alvarez, Wenceslao Canet, María José Jiméne, and Cristina Fernández present a study where samples of mashed potatoes enriched with extra virgin olive oil were perceived as softer in Chapter Four. In chapter five, Imen Oueslati and Hédia Manai explore the characteristics of the volatile compounds, as well as the enzymes involved, in different Mediterranean olive oil categories. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Olive Oil: Composition and Health Benefits (pp. 1-38)
D.M. Salazar, I. López-Cortés and D.C. Salazar-García

Chapter 2. Olive Oil Phytosterols and Human Health (pp. 39-74)
Hédia Manai-Djebali and Imen Oueslati

Chapter 3. Tunisian Olive Oil: Quality, Composition and Antioxidant Properties (pp. 75-108)
Malika Drira, Ons Rekik and Mohamed Bouaziz

Chapter 4. The Enrichment of Mashed Potatoes with Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Effects on Textural, Physical, Structural and Sensory Characteristics (pp. 109-148)
María Dolores Alvarez, Wenceslao Canet, María José Jiménez and Cristina Fernández

Chapter 5. Mediterranean Virgin Olive Oils: The Relationship between Volatile Compounds and Sensory Characteristics (pp. 149-168)
Imen Oueslati and Hédia Manai

Index (pp. 169)

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