The olive oil obtained from the rabbit heart olive from ANTALYA was analyzed at the University of Cordoba, Spain. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that the rate of oleocanthal (antioxidant component that gives olive oil a bitter taste) in rabbit heart olive oil has the highest rate. high among the types of olive oil in the world. Associate Professor at Ankara University. Dr. Mücahit Taha Özkaya said, “The perfect natural extra virgin olive oil produced from the rabbit heart olive variety can be used as medicine.”
AntalyaIt has been determined that olive oil obtained from rabbit heart olives, which attracts attention for its specific size and meat ratio and is mainly used as table olives due to its low rate of fat, has the highest ratio among all other types of olive oil in the world. , with its oleocanthal ratio, expressed in healthy components. olive bunny heart AntalyaIn Turkey, about 100 tons of olive oil and about 2 tons of olive oil are produced every year.
TESTED IN SPAIN
Antalya With the rabbit heart olive, which was registered as a geographical indication by the Commodity Exchange (ATB) in 2018 AntalyaThe other two types of olives from Turkey, the beylik and the black olive, were sent to the laboratory of the University of Cordoba, Spain, considered the best in the world in terms of olive oil analysis. olive, in cooperation with the faculty of Ankara University. Agriculture. ATB President Ali Çandır and Faculty Member of Horticulture Department of Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture Assoc. Dr. Mücahit Taha Özkaya announced the results of the analysis.
HIGHEST LEVELS OF OLEOCANTAL ARE IN RABBIT HEART
AntalyaAli Çandır, describing his work which will form the basis of Turkey’s unique Rabbit Heart, Principality and Black Olive Geographical Indication, said: “As part of this study, together with our Professor Mücahit from the ‘University of Ankara, we have been pressing during the harvest period for two years, and the oil from these species of olives is transferred to the University of Cordoba, Spain, for sanitary components. It is really important that the oleocanthal level of our rabbit heart olive oil is very high in the test results from here. Experts said this is the highest rate found in studies conducted so far. 191 mg per kilogram. They said there is no other oil with oleocanthal at this rate.
Pointing out that according to this result, medical professionals said that rabbit heart olive oil can be used as a medicine in a sense, Çandır said, “We also observed that there are studies in some literatures that it creates a preventive element against cancer and that it can be used in the treatment of cancer. We will obtain GI registration for our Rabbit Heart Olive Oil as an ATB, but in line with these developments we will try to better assess our Rabbit Heart Olive Oil in terms of health. “, did he declare.
NOT SOLD UNDER 100 EUROS
Talking about the fact that rabbit heart is actually a type of table, Çandır said, “Therefore, its oil is 50% more expensive than other oils. Yet after these test results, our teachers say that a liter cannot be sold for less than 100 euros. In this context, I think we can enhance the rabbit heart olives belonging to these lands by planting more and more of them. Also, due to the recent pandemic, people have started turning to natural products, and in this sense, the demand for olive oil, especially rabbit heart olive oil, has increased. dramatically increased,” he said.
OLIVE OIL AS A MEDICINE
Associate Professor at Ankara University. Dr. Mucahit Taha Ozkaya, ‘ Antalya Preparation of a report within the framework of the project “determining the regional differences of the variety of rabbit heart olives, main and black olive types grown in the province of Turkey in a way that can form the basis of the ‘geographical indication’. Assoc. Dr. Özkaya made the following statements in his report on the letter from Spain:
“Perfectly produced extra virgin olive oil of rabbit heart and principality olive varieties and black olive type has been tested in terms of some important minor components by taking samples from different locations in 2 seasons Although it was possible to produce olive oil by taking samples from the three olives in the 2019-2020 season, black olive type olive oil was tested. was analyzed when found to be faulty It was not possible to produce olive oil from black olives, as the product could not be obtained during the 2020 season -21.With this study, the information given as an olive variety with a high level of oleocanthal in the project that we carried out for the rabbit heart olive variety was confirmed. of rabbit heart olive with the highest level of quality can be used as medicine Antalya should take advantage of this opportunity.
Stating that the amount of vegetable oil produced in the world is around 200 million tonnes, of which around 3 million tonnes is olive oil, Assoc. Dr. Özkaya said, “About 70-75% of this olive oil is consumed by producing countries. If we consider that the vegetable oil needs of our country are about 2 million tons, of which 150 to 170 thousand tons are satisfied by olive oil, we can see that olive oil does not not enough to meet the vegetable oil needs of the world and our country.”
Assoc. Dr. Mücahit Özkaya pointed out that the production cost is much higher than other vegetable oils due to its unique structure.
LITERS 100 EUROS SOLD
Noting that olives and olives with geographical indications must also receive geographical indication registration, Assoc. Dr. Özkaya, ‘Rabbit heart is a variety with great potential. For this reason, it should be extended in the region and it should be brought to the economy with its fruits and oil,” he said.
Stating that olive oil production should be started for health, Assoc. Dr. Özkaya said varieties of olive oil with high oleocanthal content find buyers for 100 euros per litre, and rabbit heart olive oil can be sold for 100 euros per litre.