Crystallization kinetics of safflower and olive oils during low-temperature storage




Crystallization, Kinetic, Olive oil, Safflower oil


The crystallization behaviors of safflower and olive oils were investigated according to changes in volume and transmitted light intensity during isothermal storage at low temperature. The changes between the oils were significantly different even though their fatty acid compositions were similar, with oleic acid accounting for more than 75% (w/w) of the total oil. It was expected that minor components with high melting points would affect the crystallization behaviors of these oils. The crystallization processes of the oils were then analyzed using a kinetic model in which the oil crystallizes through two different processes. It is suggested that although the crystallization behaviors were apparently different, the crystallization mechanisms of these oils are essentially the same.


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Yoshida M, Miyagawa Y, Fujita H, Adachi S. Crystallization kinetics of safflower and olive oils during low-temperature storage. Grasas aceites [Internet]. 2019Dec.30 [cited 2024Feb.26];70(4):e331. Available from: