Criteria of high-oleic sunflower oil evaluation

М. В. Червоніс, О. І. Рибалка, І. Г. Топораш


Purpose. To perform the gas chromatography test of sunflower oil samples varied in the oleic acid content. To demonstrate the possibility of the oil samples discrimination by the use of relatively simple express-procedures for oleic acid content determination to be applied in sunflower breeding area as well as in routine original or counterfeit oil quality evalua­tion. Methods. International ISO standards and statistical evaluation. Results. The simplified gas chromatography procedure has been applied for sunflower oil fatty acid composition evaluation. Dependence of a number of physical methods such as oil light refraction, cinematic oil viscosity and oil density tests on oil fatty acid composition especially oleic acid content was determined. Conclusions. The GC test was the most informative and effective in terms of correct oleic acid content determination at all stages of breeding process and in commercial production as well. Physical procedures based on oil light refraction, cinematic oil viscosity and oil density tests are worthy of attention as the tight correlation between these indicators and oleic acid content in sunflower oil was defined.


high oleic sunflower oil; gas chromatography; oil quality indicators


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