Considering that the determination of authenticity and of the geographical origin of food is a very challenging issue, in this study we studied by means of histological and histochemical analyses the famous Sicilian lemon known as âInterdonato Lemon of Messina PGIâ. Since the protected geographical indication Interdonato lemon of Messina possesses high organoleptic properties, the composition of the hexane extract of lemon peel was determined by HRGC and HRGCâMS analyses and compared with that of lemon of different cultivars. The results obtained are informative of the oilâs quality and explain the variation of the lemon essential oil composition. Given the fundamental economic implications of any fraud, the aim of this study was to determine a fingerprint able to evaluate the authentication of the geographic origin in such way to prevent frauds in national and international markets.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||Natural Product Research|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|