One of the most important characteristics of the olive oil -that the consumer pays most attention to- is the color. Chlorophylls and carotenoids are the two main ingredients, responsible for the color of olive oil, which varies, from yellowish green to greenish gold, and also play an important role on the acidity of the extra […]
The olive tree generally grows under rain conditions. The Mediterranean region has limited water resources and olive orchards are getting adopted to new irrigation techniques.
The chemical compounds which are effected mostly by irrigation are the phenols, which effect the oxidation and bitterness. The right level of irrigation could enhance these characteristics. The required water […]