Facts and Food Sources of Gamma Tocotrienol

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Four compounds with saturated tails are tocopherols and four compounds with unsaturated tails are tocotrienols.  There are 4 dihydrocoumarin head sections which are acclaimed by one of four substitution patterns and entitled as α, β, γ, or δ. Gamma-Tocotrienol is one of the types of tocotrienol which is a type of vitamin E. In nature, Vitamin E exists in eight forms each of which consisting head section joined to either saturated or unsaturated tail. Gamma tocotrienol is found in high content in palm oil and rice bran and recent studies shows that tocotrienols acts as an effective antioxidant than α-tocopherol.

Food Sources

Food name Weight (g) Gamma Tocotrienol (mg)
Pistachio 123 3.86
Yellow corn 256 3.33
Pine nuts 135 0.93
Black walnuts 125 0.88
Amaranth 193 0.56
Wasabi 20 0.48
Blueberries 244 0.46
Cinnamon buns 65 0.46
Teff 193 0.44
Cranberries 110 0.32
Cashew 129 0.26
French fries 164 0.23
Brazilnuts 133 0.23
Pork sausage 23 0.21
Garlic bread 43 0.18
Kiwifruit 180 0.18
Chicken 85 0.16
Cornmeal 122 0.16
Blackberries 157 0.13
Flaxseed oil 13.6 0.12

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-Tocotrienol

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/gamma-Tocotrienol#section=Top

https://www.scbt.com/scbt/product/gamma-tocotrienol-14101-61-2

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