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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018, 6(4), 216-226
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-6-4-3
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How Can We Make Chinese Consumers like Table Olive: A Review and Some Suggestions to the Researchers

Chun Jiang Su1, 2, Junfeng Sun1, 3, and Wanze Zhu1, 2

1Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Water Conservancy, #9, Block 4, Renminnan Road, Chengdu 610041, China

2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China

3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China;Documentation Center, Southwest Minzu University, #16, South Section, 1st Ring Road, Chengdu 610041, China

Pub. Date: April 23, 2018

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Chun Jiang Su, Junfeng Sun and Wanze Zhu. How Can We Make Chinese Consumers like Table Olive: A Review and Some Suggestions to the Researchers. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018; 6(4):216-226. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-6-4-3


Why table olive is still not popular with Chinese consumers after its introduction to China for more than 50 years? As scientific output can reflect the applications of their study objects, to showcase the situation of Chinese table olive studies and to find out the possible answers to this question, we performed statistical analyses based on the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) database and the China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD). Results show that the R & D of China’s table olive sector are mainly focused on the introduction and cultivation of olives trees (Olea europaea L.) as well as the extraction of their high-value pharmaceutical and organic components, but rarely involve specific processing issues. However, the Chinese papers mostly report the results of table olive processing as well as the industrialization and the products with Chinese characteristics though the studies on these types of products have not been carried out in a comprehensive and systematic way. Chinese table olive researchers should consolidate the exchange and study with the non-Mediterranean countries, whose scientific output on table olives are worth of reference, such as Denmark, the UK, and the US, while maintaining communications with the scientists in Mediterranean countries.

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