Numerous empirical studies have already been conducted on the innovative fat-replacing system defined as oleogel, creating a real urge for setting up a framework for future research, rather than conducting studies with arbitrary methods. This study re-evaluates the utility of some analyses and states some conclusions in order to eliminate the reluctance of food processors and consumers towards the utilization of oleogels as ingredients. The review presents extensively the methods applied for the characterization of various oleogels, while highlighting their addressability or inconveniences. The discussed methods were documented from the research published in the last five years. A classification of the methods is proposed based on their aims or the utility of the results, which either describe the nano-structure and the network formation, the quality of the resulting oleogel or its suitability as food ingredient or other edible purposes. The general conclusions drawn for some classes of oleogels were also...

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