FOOD. Science. Technology. Quality

Food. SCIENCE. Technology. Quality

Food. Science. TECHNOLOGY. Quality

Food. Science. Technology. QUALITY




Characteristic of selected cold pressed oils


The aim of this study was to investigate quality of cold-pressed oils coming from Warsaw market. In each oil sensory and physicochemical quality were examined: spectrofotometric colour, acid value, peroxide value, anisidine value, Totox index, oxidative stability in Rancimat test and content of following elements such as: Fe, Cu, Cd, Pb, As, Hg and Zn. The cold pressed oils characterized of good sensory quality. The flavours of oils and olives were characteristic for each species of types of these products. The consumer desirable for cold pressed seeds oils was higher then for extra virgin olive oils. The colour of cold-pressed oils was different, considering to oil species. Extra virgin olive oil contented less free fatty acids in comparison to cold-pressed seeds oils while more peroxides and aldehydes. Large peroxide and anisidine value of examined oils finally give high value of Totox index 10, which fix good quality of consumption oils. The highest oxidative stability in Rancimat test was stated for extra virgin olive oils and pumpkin seeds oil. The lowest oxidative stability had sunflower oil. Content of marked elements was low in all oils and didn’t exceed the set up standards for these types of oils, except cooper content in pumpkin oil.


cold-pressed oils, extra virgin olive oils, acid value, peroxide value, anisidine value, Totox, oxidative stability, elements