Olive oil processing. Professor Alsaed A.K. University of Jordan. Jordanian olive oil industry. Introduction Olive tree is considered the most important tree in Jordan.
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Olive oil processing
Professor Alsaed A.K.
University of Jordan
E. The competitivety of the Jordanian olive oil in the international markets is low since major part of the quantity available for exporting does not comply with the international standards
There are more than 107 presses of olive oil in Jordan classified into three categories:
c. presses established after 2001
The main Importers
The case of Italy
The Main Exporters
Consumption in 1991
Consumption in 2002
Global & Local Prices of Olive Oils
Consumption from olive oil & other
INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COUNCIL COI/T.2OIDoc.no.5 - 18June1987iooc@internationaloIiveoil.Org-http://www.intenationaloliveoil.org/SENSORY ANALYSIS OF OLIVE OIL STANDARD
The rim shall be even, smooth and flanged.
a temperature of 20 - 22 C and hygrometric conditions of 60 to 70% relative humidity are recommended.
4.2. Other negative attributes 4.2.1 Heated or burnt: Characteristic flavor of oils caused by excessive and/or prolonged heating during processing, particularly when the paste is thermally mixed, if this is done under unsuitable thermal conditions.
4.3.2Bitter: Characteristic primary taste of oil obtained from green olives or olives turning color. It is perceived in the circumvallate papillae on the V region of the tongue.
They must not have used any fragrance, cosmetic or soap whose smell could linger until the time of the test.
Should they feel physically unwell, and in particular if their sense of smell or taste is affected, or if they are under any psychological effect that prevents them from concentrating on their work, the tasters shall refrain from tasting and shall inform the panel leader accordingly.
When they have complied with the above, the tasters shall take up their place in the booth allotted to them in an orderly, quiet manner.
They shall carefully read the instructions given on the profile sheet and shall not begin to examine the sample until fully prepared for the task they have to perform (relaxed and unhurried).
Olive oil shall be classified:
in the ordinary virgin category the median of the defects is more than 3.5 and less than or equal to 6.0 or when the median of the defects is less than or equal to 3.5 and the median of the fruity attribute is equal to 0;