Characterization and Authentication of Olive and Other Vegetable Oils

New Analytical Methods

  • María Jesús Lerma García

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. María Jesús Lerma García
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  3. María Jesús Lerma García
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  4. María Jesús Lerma García
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  6. María Jesús Lerma García
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  7. María Jesús Lerma García
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About this book


This thesis presents new methods for the characterization of vegetable oils, with focus in olive oil, according to geographical and botanical origin, genetic variety and other issues influencing product quality. A wide variety of analytical techniques have been employed, such as various chromatographic techniques (different gas and liquid chromatography methods), an electronic nose, infrared spectroscopy and expert-panel evaluation. Several families of minor compounds, with interest as adulteration markers, have been used for method development, including tocopherols, sterols, phenolics, alcohols, proteins and others. Most methods have been enhanced by the application of multivariate chemometrics. The proposed analytical techniques are of interest to investigate fraudulent actions and practices which are detrimental to product quality.


Adulteration with Cheap Vegetable Oils Authentication of Vegetable Oils Botanical Origin of Vegetable Oils Chromatography for Vegetable Oil Analysis Classification of Vegetable Oils Electronic Nose Genetic Variety of Vegetable Oils Olive Oil Adulteration Olive Oil Oxidation Products Spectroscopy for Vegetable Oil Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • María Jesús Lerma García
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Analytical ChemistryUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31417-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31418-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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