Storage of olives (Olea europaea) under CO2 atmosphere

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2006 (EN)
Storage of olives (Olea europaea) under CO2 atmosphere (EN)

Μάµαλος, Ανδρέας (EL)
Ντουρτόγλου, Βασίλειος Γ. (EL)
Μακρής, Δημήτριος Π. (EL)

Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας. Σχολή Τεχνολογίας Τροφίμων και Διατροφής. Τμήμα Οινολογίας και Τεχνολογίας Ποτών (EL)

Green, unripe olives were subjected to post-harvest treatment under a CO2 atmosphere for a period of 12 days. The total polyphenol (TP), total flavonoid (TFd) and total anthocyanin (TA) contents, along with the antioxidant and sensory characteristics, were continuously monitored during the treatment on a 24 h-interval basis, in order to identify possible changes in the quality of olives related mainly to changes in the polyphenolic contents. The storage of olives under CO2 atmosphere resulted in pronounced increases in TP and TF contents, mainly within the first 3-5 days, but TA exhibited a different pattern of evolution. Furthermore, storage under CO2 contributed to flavour appearance with the development of fruity/floral notes, and reduced bitterness. The in vitro antioxidant properties of the CO2-treated sample showed notable increases compared with the sample stored under regular atmospheric conditions. It was concluded that storage of olives under a CO2 atmosphere resulted in the appearance of desired sensory attributes, by decreasing bitterness and developing aroma and colour, and the functional (antioxidant) properties were improved. This approach may be used as an alternative, chemical-free means of table olive debittering. (EN)


Ανθοκυάνες (EN)
Post-harvest treatments (EN)
Carbon dioxide (EN)
Διοξείδιο του άνθρακα (EN)
Φλαβονοειδή (EN)
Δραστηριότητα ριζών (EN)
Antiradical activity (EN)
Επεξεργασίες μετά τη συγκομιδή (EN)
Flavonoids (EN)
Τροποποιημένες ατμόσφαιρες (EN)
Ελιές (EN)
Reducing power (EN)
olives (EN)
Αποπίκρανση (EN)
Πολυφαινόλες (EN)
Polyphenols (EN)
Anthocyanins (EN)
Modified atmospheres (EN)
Μείωση ισχύος (EN)
Debittering (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Food Chemistry (EN)




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