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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 đź——)

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 đź——)

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

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

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 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


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.