Yellow to greenish-yellow mobile fixed oil with a characteristic odour and taste. Practically insoluble in alcohol, olive oil is miscible with light petroleum. When cooled it begins to become cloudy at 10°C and becomes a soft mass at about 0°C.
Olive Fixed Oil
Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.
Most olive oil is for culinery purposes, but it is used in soap, creams etc.
Olives are ground to a paste and mixed with water. The mixture is then centrifuged to separate the oil.
Spain produces nearly half the world's olive harvest. Olives are also commercially grown in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Tunisia.
High in oleic acid, Hygroscopic. Shelf life 2 years.
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16:0 Palmitic 11.02%
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