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Effect of the Processing Steps on Compositions of Table Olive since Harvesting Time to Pasteurization

[ Vol. 5 , Issue. 2 ]


Nasim Nikzad, Mohammad A. Sahari, Zahra Piravi Vanak, Hamed Safafar and Seyed A. Boland-nazar   Pages 154 - 165 ( 12 )


Weight, oil, fatty acids, tocopherol, polyphenol, and sterol properties of 5 olive cultivars (Zard, Fishomi, Ascolana, Amigdalolia, and Conservalia) during crude, lye treatment, washing, fermentation, and pasteurization steps were studied. Results showed: oil percent was higher and lower in Ascolana (crude step) and in Fishomi (pasteurization step), respectively; during processing steps, in all cultivars, oleic, palmitic, linoleic, and stearic acids were higher; the highest changes in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were in fermentation step; the highest and the lowest ratios of 3 / 6 were in Ascolana (washing step) and in Zard (pasteurization step), respectively; the highest and the lowest tocopherol were in Amigdalolia and Fishomi, respectively, and major damage occurred in lye step; the highest and the lowest polyphenols were in Ascolana (crude step) and in Zard and Ascolana (pasteurization step), respectively; the major damage among cultivars occurred during lye step, in which the polyphenol reduced to 1/10 of first content; sterol did not undergo changes during steps. Reviewing of olive patents shows that many compositions of fruits such as oil quality, fatty acids, quantity and its fraction can be changed by alteration in cultivar and process.


Cultivars, physicochemical properties, process steps, table olive.


Food Technology Department, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, P. O. Box 14115-336, Tehran, Iran

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