A study is reported on the chemical and sensorial characteristics of extra virgin olive oil flavored with hot pepper, garlic, oregano and rosemary during 7 months of storage. The oils were prepared by addition of the spice oily extracts at three different levels of concentration to an extra virgin olive oil. The following parameters were monitored: acidity, peroxide value (PV), K232, K270, (E)-2-hexenal/hexanal ratio and sensorial characteristics. At the end of the storage, all samples showed PV and K232 values lower than the control, whereas similar values of acidity, K270 and (E)-2-hexenal/hexanal ratio were observed. These results demonstrated that the herb and spice extracts improved the stability of the extra virgin olive oil. Tasters were able to distinguish among the levels of addition, and at the end of the storage, they preferred the oils flavored with 20 g/L of rosemary, 40 g/L of hot pepper, 40 g/L of oregano and 30 g/L of garlic.

Changes in the chemical and sensorial profile of extra virgin olive oils flavored with herbs and spices during storage

GAMBACORTA, Giuseppe;FACCIA, Michele;
2007

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A study is reported on the chemical and sensorial characteristics of extra virgin olive oil flavored with hot pepper, garlic, oregano and rosemary during 7 months of storage. The oils were prepared by addition of the spice oily extracts at three different levels of concentration to an extra virgin olive oil. The following parameters were monitored: acidity, peroxide value (PV), K232, K270, (E)-2-hexenal/hexanal ratio and sensorial characteristics. At the end of the storage, all samples showed PV and K232 values lower than the control, whereas similar values of acidity, K270 and (E)-2-hexenal/hexanal ratio were observed. These results demonstrated that the herb and spice extracts improved the stability of the extra virgin olive oil. Tasters were able to distinguish among the levels of addition, and at the end of the storage, they preferred the oils flavored with 20 g/L of rosemary, 40 g/L of hot pepper, 40 g/L of oregano and 30 g/L of garlic.
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