Tuesday, November 21

Tag: Polyphenol

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

LifeStyle, Olive Oil
The Mediterranean diet is the world’s most studied dietary pattern and has been shown to provide valuable health benefits and reduce the risk of numerous diseases. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the major source of lipids in the Med Diet and is consumed on a daily basis. EVOO contains powerful phenolic compounds that exert many of these known health benefits, namely hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives. Understanding the chemical identity of the various phenolic compounds is critically important for furthering research and for permitting specific health claims in relation to specific phenolic compounds. However, there is no officially defined method for the measurement of phenolic compounds, particularly in relation to making health claims, something that the European Unio