Like every year, the R&D chemical laboratory has carried out a research about olive oil quality through the analysis of olive oil samples from several Tuscan districts. Simone Pucci, Manager of CDR Chemical Laboratory, illustrates the study in this article.
Giampiero Cresti, manager of the Olivicoltori Toscani Associati, Cerbaia V.P. (Florence – Italy): “OxiTester can be used by everyone who is able to read! Besides it is very practical and fast. The operator has only to switch the power on, follow a very simple analytical procedure and he obtains immediately the results.”
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OxiTester, the analytical system for vegetable oils and fats, was used during the study entitled “Qualitative Changes of Olive Oils Obtained from Fruits Damaged by Bactrocera oleae (Rossi)”, performed by Riccardo Gucci, Giovanni Caruso, Angelo Canale, Augusto Loni, and Alfio Raspi Department Coltivazione e Difesa delle Specie Legnose ‘‘G. Scaramuzzi,’’ University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy Stefania Urbani, Agnese Taticchi, Sonia Esposto, and Maurizio Servili Department Scienze Economico-Estimative e degli Alimenti, University of Perugia, 06126 Perugia, Italy.
In the study published in the Journal of AOAC International, the CDR OxiTester photometric method for the determination of the amount of polyphenols/stability index of oil was validated and compared with the Rancimat method.