Gas chromatography screening of bioactive phytosterols from mono-cultivar olive oils

G. Sivakumar, C. Briccoli Bati, E. Perri, N. Uccella

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Phytosterols (PS) from nine samples of olive oil from Olea europaea L., the Carolea, Cassanese and Coratina mono-cultivars, have been analyzed by gas chromatography. Coratina virgin olive oil (VOO) from the month of November showed highest contents of β-sitosterol (5491 mg kg-1) and Δ5avenasterol (1767 mg kg-1). Olive pomace oil had the lowest total content of all PS, when compared to VOO. These results suggests that, PS can be an important regulatory factor for the functional quality of olive oil along the agro-industry chain from the orchard to nutraceutical. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525 - 528
Number of pages4
JournalFood Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Food Science

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