Mediterranean Extra Virgin Oil Omics: profiling and fingerprinting
- Universidade de Évora(líder)
- Adana Science and Technology University(parceiro)
- Aix-Marseille Universite(parceiro)
- Institut Superieur de Biotechnologie de Sfax(parceiro)
- Universidade Nova de Lisboa(parceiro)
Objetivos, atividades e resultados esperados/atingidos
The main goal of this proposal is to contribute to highlight issues such as quality certification, authentication, geographical and varietal traceability of EVOOs, in order to guarantee the quality of olive oils produced in the Mediterranean basin. Hence, the present proposal fits the scientific scope of this ARIMNET call enabling to assess the standard quality of Mediterranean EVOOs, that are considered as one of the major components of the Mediterranean Diet nominated recently as World's Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
The objectives of this proposal can be summarized as:
a) A full characterization of varietal EVOOs from Portugal, France, Turkey and Tunisie, targeting some less studied and typical varieties of each country, with different characteristics from the varieties used in Italy, Spain or Greece.
b) Establish tools that enable to ascertain the geographical origin of EVOOs, that can be further used for Geographical Indication of Origin (IGP) and Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) certification.
c) Establish chemical markers to be used for EVOOs authenticity.
d) Transfer of some methodologies developed within this proposal to industries.