Olive Oil: Minor Constituents and HealthAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: July 2008
Presents current research on the chemistry of minor constituents of virgin olive oil and their importance Addresses aspects related to the development of technology to retain optimal levels of bioactive ingredients in olive oil Includes research on the bioavailability of olive oil phenols in experimental models Covers recent developments in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry pertaining to olive oil Epidemiological studies indicate that the consumption of natural antioxidants from such plant-derived sources as olive oil produces beneficial health effects. Olive Oil: Minor Constituents and Health provides a balanced understanding of the pharmacological properties of phenols and other bioactive ingredients in the composition of olive oil. It discusses recent technological developments to retain optimal levels of bioactive ingredients s well as methodologies for the future study of olive oil's biological effects. The text covers research on the bioavailability of olive oil phenols and addresses the role of olive oil in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.