Standards organization examines olive oil quality

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AMMAN — The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization confirmed that it has specialized laboratories for examining olive oil, Khaberni reported. اضافة اعلان

The laboratories unit conducts four types of olive oil tests upon request. It examines the composition of fatty acids to check for any fraud attempts, which is the only test capable of detecting that olive oil has been mixed with other vegetable substances or oils.

The unit also conducts a peroxide value test, which measures the rancidity of the oil, and an acidity test, which is used to judge if the olive oil is good for human consumption.

The unit also conducts sensory, smell and taste, evaluations to judge the quality of the oil, the organization said.

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