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

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3D-model of beta-Tocotrienol (src)

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

beta-tocotrienol has not been researched as much as the other compounds.

Because beta-tocotrienols are less available in nature compared to the others.

beta-Tocotrienol Is A Form Of Vitamin E

Tocotrienols are the unsaturated forms of vitamin E.

Alpha and beta tocotrienols are found at higher levels, than gamma and delta tocotrienols in foods. (source )

beta-Tocotrienol is known to be less available in nature compared to other E vitamins.

It’s also more difficult to extract compared to the others. (source )

Tocotrienols Works As Antioxidants

Compared to tocopherols, tocotrienols are poorly studied.

But interest in this area is growing. (source )

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

Foods You Can Find beta-Tocotrienol In

You find beta-Tocotrienol mostly in fats, oils, cereal grains, pasta and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Whole-Wheat Pasta
  • Chapati Or Roti Bread
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Soybean Oil
  • Ramen Noodle Soup

Foods That Contain beta-Tocotrienol In Our Nutrition Tool

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

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