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Chemistry | n. phr.
the representative datum of the acidity of a given oil.


The acidity index depends on several factors, amongst which the variety is not a key factor as can be seen in chart number 1, which shows the percentage of variability for the different factors under study, establishing only a 2,96% of the total variability due to the variety.

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the acidity index of olive oils is established measuring the free fatty acids in relation to oleic acid, as the latter is the major fat.