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Sensory Evaluation of Food Dr. Evangelia Stefanoudaki -Katzouraki ELGO-DEMETER Institute of Olive Trees and Subtropical Plants, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece
Sensory quality play an important role in the acceptability and desirability of food. Color and flavor are the main sensations that contribute to their acceptability by consumers. It is determined by a set of positive characteristics evaluated through the sense organs Sensory Quality
Sensory Organs and Perceptions The most important senses in the sensory evaluation of food, and particularly of olive oil, are the palate and the nose. The palate is responsible for sensing taste (sweet, sour, salty, bitter) the nose perceives odour directly and indirectly (retronasally). These together produce a total sensory impression, which we call flavour.
Why is it necessary sensory analysis of virgin olive oil Because it has sensory attributes as olive juice To protect and guaranty virgin olive oil quality To protect consumer To protect good producer To advice the industry on virgin olive quality
ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT OF VIRGIN OLIVE OILS The organoleptic method of virgin olive oil is a descriptive analysis method, which, involves the detection and the description of both qualitative and quantitative sensory aspects of the product This method can be used only for grading virgin oils on the basis of fruitiness and intensity of defects by a group of of tasters selected and trained as panel (E.C Regulation 796/2002)
Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 and Amendments METHODS AND STANDARDS ADOPTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLIVE COUNCIL IOC/T.20/Doc. Νo 4 «Sensory Analysis: General Basic Vocabulary» IOC/T.20/Doc. No5 «Glass for OilTasting» IOC/T.20/Doc. No 6 «Guide for the Installation of a Test Room» IOC/T.20/Doc. No 14 «Guide for the selection, training and monitoring of skilled virgin olive oil tasters» IOC/T.20/Doc. No 15 « Organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil» ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT OF VIRGIN OLIVE OILS
The test room is design to provide suitable, comfortable, standardised environment in order to facilitates work and helps to improve the repeatability and reproducibility of the results. The sample temperature should be 28 + 2ºC. Test Room for organoleptic assessment
Maximum steadiness,Maximum steadiness, A base which easily fits the heating unit so that the bottom of the glass is evenly heated.A base which easily fits the heating unit so that the bottom of the glass is evenly heated. A narrow mouth which helps to concentrate the odours and facilitates their identification.A narrow mouth which helps to concentrate the odours and facilitates their identification. Made of dark-coloured glass to prevent the taster of any prejudices.Made of dark-coloured glass to prevent the taster of any prejudices.
ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT OF VIRGIN OLIVE OILS to familiarise tasters with the specific sensory methodology to improve individual skill in recognizing, identifying and quantifying the sensory attributes to improve sensitivity and retention as regards the various attributes considered, so that the end result is precise and consistent assessments Training of tasters
Taste oil in mid morning Don’t eat anything or have any foreign flavors in your mouth before tasting (no smoking, toothpaste, coffee, etc.) Don’t have foreign smells on your hands or body such as perfumes or after shave Guidelines for Tasting Olive Oil
Taster would sit down, relax, (5-15 minutes per oil) tasters shall pick up the glass, keeping it covered with the watch-glass, and shall bend it gently; they shall then rotate the glass fully in this position so as to wet the inside as much as possible. Once this stage is completed, they shall remove the watch-glass and smell the sample, taking slow deep breaths to evaluate the oil. Smelling should not exceed 30 seconds. If no conclusion has been reached during this time, they shall take a short rest before trying again.
When the olfactory test has been performed, the tasters shall then evaluate the buccal sensations (overall retronasal olfactory, gustatory and tactile sensations). To do so, they shall take a small sip of approximately 3 ml of oil. It is very important to distribute the oil throughout the whole of the mouth cavity, from the front part of the mouth and tongue along the sides to the back part and to the palate support and throat, since it is a known fact that the perception of tastes and tactile sensations varies in intensity depending on the area of the tongue, palate and throat. Guidelines for Tasting Olive Oil
It is essential for a sufficient amount of the oil to be spread very slowly over the back of the tongue towards the palate support and throat while the taster concentrates on the order in which the bitter and pungent stimuli appear. If this is not done, both of these stimuli may escape notice in some oils or else the bitter stimulus may be obscured by the pungent stimulus. Taking short, successive breaths, drawing in air through the mouth, enables the taster not only to spread the sample extensively over the whole of the mouth but also to perceive the volatile aromatic compounds via the back of the nose by forcing the use of this channel. The tactile sensation of pungency should be taken into consideration. For this purpose it is advisable to ingest the Guidelines for Tasting Olive Oil
Each taster on the panel shall smell and then taste the oil under consideration. They shall then enter the intensity with which they perceive each of the negative and positive attributes on the 10-cm scale shown in the profile sheet provided. Should the tasters perceive any negative attributes not listed in the profile sheet, they shall record them under the "others" using the term or terms that most accurately describes the attributes. Use of the profile sheet by tasters
VOCABULARY FOR THE ORGANOLEPTIC ANALYSIS 1. GENERAL BASIC VOCABULARY It is referred to the COI/T.20/Doc. No. 4 and comprises: 1.1. General terminology 1.2. Physiological terms 1.3. Terminology related to organoleptic attributes 2. SPECIFIC VOCABULARY FOR VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. It is referred to the COI/T.20/Doc. No. 15/Rev.1
Fruity: Set of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which depends on the variety and comes from sound, fresh olives, either ripe or unripe. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Bitter: characteristic primary taste of oil obtained from green olives or olives turning colour. It is perceived in the circum vallate papillae on the “V” region of the tongue Pungent: Biting tactile sensation characteristic of oils produced at the start of the crop year, primarily from olives that are still unripe. It can be perceived throughout the whole of the mouth cavity, particularly in the throat.. Positive attributes Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
Negative attributes Fusty/muddy sediment: characteristic flavour of oil from olives that have been piled or stored in such a way as to have reached an advanced stage of anaerobic fermentation, or of oil which has been left in contact with the sediment that settles in underground tanks and vats and which has also undergone a process of anaerobic fermentation. Musty/humid: characteristic flavour of oil from olives in which large numbers of fungi and yeasts have developed as a result of storage for several days in humid conditions. Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
Negative attributes Winey-vinegary/acid-sour: characteristic flavour of certain oils reminiscent of wine or vinegar. This flavour is mainly due to the aerobic fermentation of the olives or of olive paste left on pressing mats which have not been properly cleaned, leading to the formation of acetic acid, ethyl acetate and ethanol Metallic: flavour reminiscent of metal, characteristic of oil that has been in prolonged contact with metallic surfaces during crushing, mixing, pressing or storage. Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
Negative attributes Rancid: flavour of oil that has undergone an intense process of oxidation. Frostbitten olives (wet wood) Characteristic flavour of oils extracted from olives which have been injured by frost while on the tree Others: heated or burnt, hay/wood, rough, greasy, vegetable water, brine, esparto, earthy, grubby, cucumber, wet wood, etc. Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
Negative attributes Heated or burnt Characteristic flavour of oils caused by excessive and/or prolonged heating during processing, particularly when the paste is thermally mixed, if this is done under unsuitable thermal conditions. Hay-hood Characteristic flavour of certain oils produced from olives that have dried out. Rough Thick pasty mouth feel sensation produced by certain oils. Rough Thick, pasty mouth feel sensation produced by certain oils. Greasy Flavour of oil reminiscent of that of diesel oil, grease or mineral oil. Vegetable water Flavour acquired by the oil as a result of prolonged contact with vegetable water. Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
Negative attributes Brine Flavour of oil extracted from olives which have been preserved in brine. MetallicFlavour that is reminiscent of metals. It is characteristic of oil which has been flavour of oil that has undergone an intense process of oxidation. in prolonged contact with metallic surfaces during crushing, mixing, pressing or storage. Metallic Flavour that is reminiscent of metals. It is characteristic of oil which has been flavour of oil that has undergone an intense process of oxidation. in prolonged contact with metallic surfaces during crushing, mixing, pressing or storage. Esparto Characteristic flavour of oil obtained from olives pressed in new esparto mats. The flavour may differ depending on whether the mats are made of green esparto or dried esparto. Grubby Flavour of oil obtained from olives which have been heavily attacked by the grubs of the olive fly (Bactrocera oleae). Cucumber Flavour produced when an oil is hermetically packed for too long, particularly in tin containers and which is attributed to the formation of 2 - 6 nonadienal. Specific Vocabulary For Virgin Olive Oil.
ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT OF VIRGIN OLIVE OILS Positive attributes (fruity, bitter and pungent): Intensity Median Intensity Median Light <3. Medium 3 - 6, Intense > 6, Well balancedOil which does not display a lack of balance, by which is meant the olfactory–gustatory and tactile sensation where the median of the bitter and/or pungent attributes is two points higher than the median of the fruitiness Mild oil median of the bitter and pungent attributes is 2 or less. Optional terminology for labeling purposes
ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT OF VIRGIN OLIVE OILS Fruity: Set of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which depends on the variety of olive and comes from sound, fresh olives in which neither green nor ripe fruitiness predominates. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Greenly Fruity:Set of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which is reminiscent of green fruit depends on the variety of olive and comes from green, sound, fresh olives. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Greenly Fruity: Set of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which is reminiscent of green fruit depends on the variety of olive and comes from green, sound, fresh olives. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Ripely fruitySet of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which is reminiscent of ripe fruit depends on the variety of olive and comes from sound, fresh olives. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Ripely fruity Set of olfactory sensations characteristic of the oil which is reminiscent of ripe fruit depends on the variety of olive and comes from sound, fresh olives. It is perceived directly and/or through the back of the nose. Optional terminology for labeling purposes
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Median of DefectsMe= 0 Median of Fruity attribute Me 0 Olive oil Categories in relation to median Values of defects and of fruity aroma
Grades Acidity (%) P.V. (MeqO2/Kg) K232K270 Median of defects Md Median of Fruity Mf Extra vrgin 0,8 20 2,5 0,22 md = 0mf>0 Virgin 2,0 20 2,6 0,25md 3.5 mf>0 ordinary 3.3 20 0.30 3.5 < Defect 6.0 Lapante>3.3No limit md >3.5 Mf=0 Categories of Virgin Olive Oil according to Quality Criteria
FACTORS AFFECTING THE FORMATION OF FLAVOR The presence of flavor components in olive oil is related to to agronomic and technological factors Agronomic and climatic aspects Fruit soundless Cultivar Ripeness Climatic conditions Origin area Olive oil extraction condtions Olive oil Storage