Vitamin E and Beta Carotene Composition in Four Different Vegetable Oils

Ab. G.M. Top, Halimah Muhamad, Aminah Abdullah, Halimah A. Sani, Eqbal Dauqan
2011 American Journal of Applied Sciences  
Problem statement: Some vegetable oils contains natural antioxidants such as beta carotene and vitamin E namely tocopherol and tocotrienol. Different vegetable oils contained different amount of vitamin E and β-carotene. Approach: Study was carried out to investigate the natural antioxidants (vitamin E and beta carotene) composition in four different vegetable oils [Red Palm Olein (RPO), palm plein (PO), Corn Oil (CO) and Coconut Oil (COC)]. Results: The results showed that RPO contained the
more » ... PO contained the highest amount of vitamin E and β-carotene compared to the other three types of vegetable oils studied. Conclusion: The RPO can be considered as a good source of natural antioxidant (tocopherol, tocotrienol and β-carotene).
doi:10.3844/ajassp.2011.407.412 fatcat:su7nznafqvewzon5nblnbu4axm