Aroma transition from rosemary leaves during aromatization of olive oil

J Food Drug Anal. 2016 Apr;24(2):299-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jfda.2015.11.002. Epub 2016 Jan 7.


The aroma profile of aromatized olive oil was determined in this study. The primary objective was to investigate the transition of major aroma compounds from rosemary and olive fruit during the kneading step of olive oil production by response surface methodology. For this purpose, temperature, time, and amount of rosemary leaves were determined as independent variables. The results indicated that temperature and time did not affect the transition of target compounds, but rosemary leaves addition had a strong influence on transition, especially for characteristic aroma compounds of this herb. Adequacies of developed models were found to be high enough to predict each aromatic component of interest.

Keywords: aromatized olive oil; response surface methodology; rosemary.

MeSH terms

  • Fruit
  • Olea
  • Olive Oil / chemistry*
  • Plant Leaves
  • Spices


  • Olive Oil