Multivariate Data Analysis of Thermally Treated Sicilian Extravirgin Olive Oils. Coupling of Electronic Nose, Gas Chromatography-mass Spec-trometry and Rheology Techniques
Margherita Amenta1, Maria Eugenia Monge2, Leonardo Lizarraga2, Daniela Giacomazza1, Valeria Guarrasi1, Pier Luigi San Biagio*, 1, Donatella Bulone1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 24
Last Page: 32
Publisher Id: TOFSJ-6-24
Article History:Received Date: 12/5/2012
Revision Received Date: 24/7/2012
Acceptance Date: 28/7/2012
Electronic publication date: 19/10/2012
Collection year: 2012
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In this work we describe the chemical and physical changes of Sicilian extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) heated at 90° in a conventional oven for one month. The effects of the thermal treatment along days on volatile compounds and vis-cosity were monitored using electronic nose, gas chromatography and rheology. Data obtained by these techniques were combined in order to create a data matrix for the analysis, and the unsupervised method Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used. A synergistic effect was obtained by combining all data, thus allowing discriminating oil samples ac-cording to their oxidative status.