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What Is alpha-Tocotrienol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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3D-model of alpha-Tocotrienol (src)

alpha-Tocotrienol, α-tocotrienol, is one of eight members of the group that collectively are called Vitamin E, and one of four tocotrienols.

All tocotrienols have some physical antioxidant activity, depending on the type of antioxidant performance being measured.

alpha-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are the unsaturated forms of vitamin E.

In foods are alpha and beta tocotrienols are found at higher levels, than gamma and delta tocotrienols. (source đź——)

Naturally occurring vitamin E is a mixture of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. (source đź——)

Tocotrienols Works As Antioxidants

Compared to tocopherols, tocotrienols are poorly studied. (source đź——)

But interest in this area is growing.

It appears that tocotrienols may even be more potent antioxidants than tocopherols. (source đź——)

Foods You Can Find alpha-Tocotrienol In

You find alpha-Tocotrienol mostly in baby food, spices and herbs, and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Mixed Cereal
  • Paprika
  • Gluten-Free Cookies
  • Chili Powder
  • Wasabi-Flavored Peas
  • Margarine-Like Spread

Foods That Contain alpha-Tocotrienol In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most alpha-Tocotrienol we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain alpha-Tocotrienol.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.