CDR OxiTester - the analysis system of olive oil used at the olive oil mill without specialised personnel or a chemical laboratory

Total Polyphenols test in olive oil/Stability index

The antioxidant capacity of polyphenols plays an important role in the stability of olive oil, as there is a correlation between the amount of total polyphenols and resistance to oxidation over time. The polyphenols have a protective action not only on oil but also on cells of the human body because they oppose the negative effects of free radicals. The amount of polyphenols decreases during oil extraction so the test can be used to optimize the processing.

The oxidative stability index of olive oil is directly proportional to the antioxidant capacity (polyphenols). It is calculated on the basis of the comparison, performed by Minerva SA e Asteriadis SA in collaboration with the University of Athens, between CDR method and AOCS official method Cd 12b-92 (Rancimat), which estimates the time of induction, expressed in hours.


Principle of the test

The polyphenols, in contact with a chromogenic compound in an alcoholic solution, are oxidized and decrease the color of the compound. The decreasing of color, read at 505 nm, is directly proportional to the concentration of polyphenols in the sample, expressed as mg / kg of tyrosol.

Calibration Curve / Correlation Data

The new Total Polyphenols (Biophenols) analysis used by the CDR OxiTester has been calibrated with the reference method IOC / T.20 / Doc. n. 29: 2009, by the Commodity Chemical Laboratory of Chamber of Commerce of Florence, Italy. They confirmed that the results of the Total Polyphenols of olive oil analysis, obtained with the CDR OxiTester, are compliant with the reference method.

CDR OxiTester method shows a very good correlation with OIC (International Olive Council) method.

Download the complete report of the Commodity Chemical Laboratory of Chamber of Commerce of Florence: Technological methods for the rapid biophenol assay of olive oils


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Analyzers for quality control of olive oil


CDR OxiTester

  • Complete analysis panel, supplied already configured
  • Up to 16 determinations simultaneously
  • Possibility of carrying out analyses of the same sample
  • Integrated printer
  • Full connections (LAN - USB - Bluetooth barcode/QR code reader)

CDR OxiTester Jr

  • Partial analysis panel, supplied configured with 3 analyses of your choice, implementable
  • Up to 3 determinations simultaneously
  • Wireless connection to external printer
  • USB connections