Application Note

Analyses of Different Grades of Olive Oil by Volatile Mass Spectrometry


In this application note, we demonstrate the use of the Advion expression® CMS with a volatile APCI (vAPCI) ion source to analyze extra-virgin, virgin, and lampante olive oil samples. We show statistical analysis allowing us to categorize and identify olive oil samples by their grade. This technique allows us to test individual olive oil samples and determine if they are truly extra-virgin, virgin, or lampante grade.