Oleocanthal chemical structure
Bioactive intrinsic compound of high phenolic extra virgin olive oil
Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO) is credited as being one of the many healthful components associated with the Cretan diet under the Mediteranian nutrition. EVOO is rich in phenolic compounds as Oleocanthal and the health promoting benefits of these phenolics are now established.
The health claim for polyphenols in olive oil Regarding olive oil, 16 petitions belonging to the category Article 13.1 (a) ‘general function’ claims of the regulation were submitted. The only authorised health claim, listed in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012, relates to the level of olive phenolic compounds and the impact on the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress.
Furthermore EVOO polyphenols: chemical composition and characteristics The EFSA Panel considered that polyphenols can be characterised by their content of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleocanthal and oleuropein complex).
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