Facts and Food Sources of Delta Tocopherol

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Delta Tocopherol is a chemical compound which is considered Vitamin E. It has E number E309 as a food additive. It is used as an antioxidant in fatty products especially added for preventing rancidity of olive oil. It is bio-available form of naturally occurring fat soluble Vitamin E. In non-biological matter, this Vitamin E is regarded as effective antioxidant among all tocopherols. It is able to eliminate free radicals by protecting cells against oxidative damage. Delta-tocopherol could be produced commercially from maize, cottonseed, soyabean oil, rice germ, green leaves and wheat germ. It may be derived from genetically modified sources. It has C27H46O2 as molecular formula.

Food Sources

Food name Weight (g) Delta Tocopherol (mg)
Sesame chicken 547 14.50
Chicken 225 9.49
Onion 259 8.78
French fries 170 4.22
Mozzarella 245 3.99
Coleslaw 167 3.71
Oil, soybean 13.6 2.90
Walnuts 117 2.21
Black walnuts 125 1.89
Mayonnaise 13.8 1.40
Blackberries 144 1.30
Raspberries 123 1.28
Pecans 110 1.18
Pistachio 123 0.98
Blueberry muffins 28.35 0.98
Sunflower seed butter 16 0.91
Brazilnuts 133 0.84
Millet 119 0.63
Amaranth 246 0.59
Buckwheat 120 0.54

 

Side effects

  • Tocopherol in high dosages could promote the chances of bleeding tendency, weakness, tiredness, nausea, headache and impaired immune function.
  • Overdose of Vitamin E causes disruptions in gastrointestinal tract.
  • Vitamin E could cause allergic reactions, alterations in insulin resistance, alterations in cholesterol levels, diarrhea, blurred vision, fatigue, dizziness, flu like symptoms, heart conditions, headache, and increased risk of fainting, increased risk of death, increased risk of heart failure, increased risk of stroke, and increased risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy, nausea, kidney dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, vision loss, stomach pain, weakness and severe response to infection in pre-term babies.
  • People with mental degenerative disease or Alzheimer’s disease, kidney problems, eye damage, skin conditions and heart conditions should use it with caution.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-Tocopherol

http://ingredientswizard.com/home/delta-tocopherol/

https://www.naturalpedia.com/delta-tocopherol-sources-health-risks.html

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