PHYSICOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF OLIVE OILS CROP SEASON (NOVEMBER 2011) IN THE NORTH OF MOROCCO

 

I. Ibrahim Hassan Abdalla1*, M. Khaddor1, A. Bouassab1, D. EL Garrouj2, M. Ayadi3  

1 Laboratory of physical chemistry of materials, natural Substances and the Environment,

 Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi Tangier-Tetouan Morocco. 

2 Regional Directorate of Agriculture Tangier - Tetouan (Department of Local Products).

3 National Institute of Agronomic Research, - Regional Centre Tangier

* Corresponding author. E-mail: isamib2000@yahoo.com

Received: 01 February 2014; revised version accepted: 04 April 2014

 

Abstract

     The study was carried out to investigate the physicochemical analysis of olive oil from cooperatives for olive growers and allowed us to identify and classify the oils. The samples which were studied collected during the period when olives are usually harvested for oil production (November 2011), from the North of  Morocco are specific to the region of Ouazzane in Loukkos were examined for physical and chemical properties (acidity, pH, peroxide values, saponification number, iodine value, ultraviolet spectrophotometric analysis (k232 and k270), refractive index) and total phenol content. Total phenol contents expressed as gallic acid of olive oils values ranged from (124 to 313 mg/kg). All olive oil samples were compared with International Olive Oil Council (IOOC), were not exceed the limits and exhibited remarkable physicochemical properties and could be useful as edible oils and industrial applications.

 

Keywords: Olive oils; Physicochemical analysis; Total phenol; North Morocco.

 


 

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