Determination of Coenzyme CoQ10 in Syrian Olive Oils

  • 13 Mar 2021
  • Recently published Research - Pharmacy


Afraa Alnokkari

Published in

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences, Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2020.


A study Syrian olive oil possesses high health effects because of its content of omega-9 and phenolic antioxidants, this oil contains another beneficial antioxidants as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which have been determined in olive and other edible vegetable oils, but have not been evaluated in Syrian olive oil. The extraction was achieved by saponification and solid-phase extraction (SPE) and the determination was done by using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with a Diode array detector. Q10 level was determined in Khrage oil to detect the effect of boiling of olive fruits during the extraction of oil on Q10 concentration. Syrian olive oil samples contained high amount of CoQ10 ranged from 50.8 to 62.1μg/g oil.

Keywords: Coenzyme CoQ10; Syrian olive oils; High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

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