• We collaborate with producers and distributors

    We collaborate with producers and distributors

  • We guarantee transparency in order to recognise quality

    We guarantee transparency in order to recognise quality

  • We comply with more restrictive sensory and chemical parameters

    We comply with more restrictive sensory and chemical parameters

  • We collaborate with the scientific community

    We collaborate with the scientific community

  • We help consumers choose discerningly

    We help consumers choose discerningly

Recently developed research has proved that the presence of milk protein (sodium caseinate) in an emulsion with extra virgin olive oil reduces the intensity of the perception bitter notes by a panel of trained tasters. The study, which aimed to look into the use of extra virgin olive oil as a functional ingredient in food products such mayonnaise, showed that the presence of between 1-4% of sodium caseinate added to the oil as it is or to an oil and water emulsion (65% oil) results in a reduction of the perception of bitterness by about 60%.

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polyphenols, and volatile substances too!

Virgin olive oil is appreciated all over the world both for its health benefits and for its organoleptic properties. Numerous studies have been carried out to evaluate the influence of the sensory factors, such as appearance, smell and taste, on how the product is perceived by the consumer. In particular, studies on the role of the perception of bitterness in the definition of how pleasant an olive oil is have demonstrated that oils with a low or moderate level of bitternessare more acceptable to the consumer, while those with a high level of bitter notes in the flavour are refused.

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The Italian olive oil industry is increasingly perfecting the bottling and packing stage to meet the needs of an ever-evolving consumer. The use of bottles in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) instead of glass has several advantages: lower cost, lower risk of breakage, lower weight and greater safety during transport. These aspects are particularly important for new markets rather than traditional ones where customers are accustomed to using glass bottles.

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