UVAOL CONTENT %
These are two compounds naturally occurring in the epicarp of the olive (i.e. the olive’s skin). During the process of extraction...
These are two compounds naturally occurring in the epicarp of the olive (i.e. the olive’s skin). During the process of extraction of the oil from the olive, these compounds shall in part be naturally transferred to the oil that is being produced. The solid residue resulting from the extraction process is termed pomace. Pomace consists in the solid parts of the olive (the skin, pulp or flesh, and stone). Fratelli Carli sells these residues to producers of animal feeds, soil conditioners etc. However, pomace can be subjected to an extraction process using solvents capable of extracting the small amounts of oil remaining in the pomace. This oil is known as crude olive-pomace oil. Precisely because a highly efficient solvent is used for the extraction process, this oil is much richer in erythridiol and uvaol, by determining the erythridiol and uvaol content level, we can therefore ascertain whether contamination of the olive oil with olive-pomace oil has taken place.