What is Aristoleo® Test Kit?


Aristoleo® Test Kit is an analytical tool (for professional use) to identify the amount of oleocanthal and oleacein in extra virgin olive oil using a colour chart*.

Aristoleo® Test Kit was  invented in Greece by Dr. Prokopios Magiatis and Dr. Eleni Melliou at the University of Athens based on their method to accurately measure the individual phenolic compounds in olive oil using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).

The Aristoleo® Test Kit won first prize in Greece Innovates 2015.

Olive oils identified for levels of phenolic content that meet the requirements for a health claim according to the EU labelling regulation 432-2012 can be sorted at time of production and certified by NMR for full phenolic profile assuring consumers of the health protective quality of olive oil they are purchasing.

Research was funded by Artemis Alliance Inc.
Aristoleo® Test Kit is manufactured in Cyprus and distributed by Aristoleo Ltd.

Under the EU funded ARISTOIL Interret MED Program, Aristometro™ and AristoApp™ are being developed to enhance the accuracy of the Aristoleo® Test Kit.

How it works:

Aristoleo™ Test Kit Instructional video English from Athan Gadanidis on Vimeo.

Here is a sample of the colour range of combined total amount of oleocanthal and oleacein:

Example of Aristoleo™ test kit: Light yellow = 00mg per kg – Dark green = 1000mg per kg:

Aristoleo™ Test Vial

Laboratory in a vial measuring the combined oleocanthal and oleacein in EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Minimal time required to get a reading is 20 minutes

The colour determines the amount of oleocanthal and oleacein contained in the sample olive oil. A reading can be taken in as little as 20 minutes from beginning to end. It can be estimated by the naked eye when compared with a colour index procided.

Who can use Aristoleo® Test Kit?

Professionals in the olive oil industry can use it after reading and following the instructions carefully.

How accurate is it?

Practically you can expect about 80% accuracy and above with some experience. We are developing a colorimetric App on a mobile phone so you can analyze the colour. This will also be of assistance to gain experience how to visually compare coloured liquid to the colour chart provided with the naked eye for assessment.

The Aristoleo® test kit is now available for sale in the EU member states.

What is the price?

Each Aristoleo® Test Kit comes in 5 or 10 vial packs to conduct analysis as many oils.

 Aristoleo® Test Kit -Ten Vial – is only €125.00 + VAT + shipping.

 Aristoleo® Test Kit – Five Vial to conduct is only €75.00 + VAT + shipping.

The Competition

HPLC High Powered Liquid Chromatography takes a couple of days to receive results and their ability to measure specific phenolic compounds like oleocanthal and oleacein is highly suspect. SEE: http://bestoliveoil.ca/nmr-vs-hplc/

High Powered Liquid Chromatography

High Powered Liquid Chromatography

NMR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance takes only minutes to get an accurate result. Unfortunately this method is only available at the University of Athens right now and the cost is 100 euros per test sample. SEE: http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/new-tool-evaluates-olive-oil-healthfulness/30480

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR


Beyond Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greece is leading the world in devising new tests to measure the healthfulness of olive oil. Watch from minute 21.50. You can read more details about this presentation made at the Winter Fancy Food Show here: http://bestoliveoil.ca/hellenic-olive-oil-odyssey/

Please forward all inquiries to Aristoleo.com@gmail.com 

Tel: Athan Gadanidis (30) 6947287828

Thank you for your interest,

Aristoleo® staff

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