Grasas y Aceites, Vol 57, No 1 (2006)

Refining by-products as a source of compounds of high-added value

Paolo Bondioli

Stazione Sperimentale Oli e Grassi, Technology Department, Italy


In this paper a complete review of by-products coming from the olive oil refining process is reported. By-products from both chemical and physical refining are discussed, along with their compositional properties. Also the technological aspects of by-product valorisation are discussed in comparison with the competitors coming from other oils and fats. The only olive oil by-products having unique composition are the ones containing squalene in high concentration.


By-product;Olive oil;Refining;Squalene

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