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Title: Effect of olive oil in agricultural practices
Authors: Fellachidou, Maria-Anna
Supervisors: Adamidis, Tryfon
Subjects LC: Dissertations, Academic
Olive oil
Olive - Varieties
Olive oil - Analysis
Keywords: Olive oil
Quality effects
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Perrotis College
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Abstract: Olive fruit and its oil are in great demand due to its nutritional value, which can be infuenced by the pre-and post-harvest factors. The pre- and post-harvest factors are discussed in this article in an effort to recognize as being and investigate the ultimate effect of these factors on the olive fruit and its oil composition. Genetic, agronomic and environmental factors inf[l]uence olive fruits and olive oil composition.Olive oil, a staple meal for people living in the Mediterranean Sea region, has a distinct character and flavor due to the fact that it is extracted from a fruit using only mechanical or physical processes. The Mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil as a major source of fat, has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and brain problems, as well as protection against age-related illness. Olive oil and cancer have also been linked in experimental and human cellular investigations. The olive cultivar influences fruit weight, olive oil content, fatty acids, peroxide value, esters, volatile compounds and fatty alcohol content. Chlorophyll content, carotenoids, favor and volatile compounds vary depending upon geographical area of origin. Environmental conditions have an effect on oil composition, fatty acids, microbial activity, esters, f[l]owering, growth and development, ripening rate, insect activity and susceptibility or resistance to diseases. The samples were taken from twelve different types of olive trees, six of which were koroneiki and six of which were arbequina.
Description: Includes bibliographical references, charts, and illustrations.
BSc with Honors in Food Science and Technology
Length: 26 pages
Type: Dissertation
Publication Status: Not published
Repository: DAPL
Restrictions: All rights reserved
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Language: en
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