Study of fatty acid contents in monovariety oils elaborated from olives produced in Extremadura (Spain)
Keywords:Discriminant analysis, Extremadura, Fatty acids, Monovariety oils, Virgin olive oil
Fatty acid composition of 483 samples of virgin olive oils from olives of the Extremadura varieties: Carrasqueña, Cacereña, Cornezuelo, Corniche, Morisca, Picual and Verdial de Badajoz, were analysed. After the quantitative analysis of main fatty acids, the variability according to the variety and state of ripening was studied. The discriminant analysis, taking the variety like grouping variable, explains more than 79,7 % of the variance with the two first functions and the model allows correctly classified 87,7 % of the 399 observations. The method, validated with the rest of analysed samples, improves the classification up to 89,3 %.
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