publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Comparative analysis of minor bioactive constituents (CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds) in Arbequina extra virgin olive oils from Brazil and Spain

Thays H. Borges; Luis Carlos López; José Alberto Pereira; Carmen Cabrera–Vique; Isabel Seiquer;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
There is currently an emerging production of olive oil in Brazil but it is still poorly characterized. In this study, we performed a comparative analysis of minor bioactive constituents (CoQ 10 tocopherols and phenolic compounds) in extra virgin olive oil from different regions of Brazil and Spain, of Arbequina cultivar. Significant variations (P < 0.05) in the concentration of the compounds analyzed were observed among oils from the different growing areas, not only between Spanish and Brazilian samples but also within zones of the same country. All the oils analyzed showed a high content of CoQ 10 , which ranged from 48 to 85 mg/L. The α − tocopherol was the m...
Subjects
free text keywords: Arbequina, Chemometric analysis, Coenzyme Q10, Food analysis, Food composition, Polyphenols, Tocopherols, Virgin olive oil, Food Science
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