The daily consumption of 20 g of the analyzed olive oil provides 17.6 mg of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol or their derivatives. Olive oils that contain >5 mg per 20 gr belong to the category of oils that protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress according to the Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union.
It should be noted that oleocanthal and oleacein present important biological activity and they have been related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activity.
The chemical analysis was performed according to the method published in J.Agric. Food Chem., 2012, 60(47), pp11696-11703, J.Agric. Food Chem., 2014 62(3), 600-607 and OLIVAE, 2015, 122, 22-33.
The assessed sample complies with the definitions and ranges corresponding to the following adjectives according to the intensity and perception of the attributes: