FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON OIL QUALITY OF CALABRIAN OLIVE CULTIVARS
In 1991–1993, olive samples of the variety "Carolea", "Cassanese", "Dolce di Rossano" and "Sinopolese" were collected in the most typical areas of Calabria. On the oil extracted, using a minimill, the following parameters were determined: acidity, peroxide number, spectrophotometric constants, acidic and sterol composition, total polyphenols. Furthermore, a sensory evaluation (panel test) was conducted. A notable variability was found for the acidic, sterol and phenolic composition, both for the cultivars and the time of sampling.