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Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from Nine Italian Regions: An 1H NMR-Chemometric Characterization

Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologia del Farmaco, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
Istituto di Metodologie Chimiche, Laboratorio di Risonanza Magnetica “Annalaura Segre”, CNR, Monterotondo 00015, Roma, Italy
Dipartimento di Chimica, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Metabolites 2019, 9(4), 65;
Received: 18 February 2019 / Revised: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 3 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NMR-based Metabolomics and Its Applications Volume 2)
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Extra-virgin olive oil (383 samples; EVOOs) of three consecutive harvesting years from nine Italian regions were collected and submitted to an 1H NMR-chemometric protocol to characterize the samples according to their origin (geographical area and variety). A more complete assignment of the olive oil 1H spectrum in CDCl3 and DMSOd6 was reported identifying 24-methylencycolartanol. A single classification model provided the discrimination of EVOOs among the three geographical macro-areas (North, Islands, Center-South), whereas a hierarchical approach based on breaking the overall classification problem into a series of smaller linear discriminant analysis (LDA) sub-models was tested to differentiate olive oils according to their geographical regions. Specific compounds responsible for olive oil characterization were identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO); 1H-NMR; linear discriminant analysis (LDA) extra virgin olive oil (EVOO); 1H-NMR; linear discriminant analysis (LDA)

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Ingallina, C.; Cerreto, A.; Mannina, L.; Circi, S.; Vista, S.; Capitani, D.; Spano, M.; Sobolev, A.P.; Marini, F. Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from Nine Italian Regions: An 1H NMR-Chemometric Characterization. Metabolites 2019, 9, 65.

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