American Journal of Applied Sciences

Vitamin E and Beta Carotene Composition in Four Different Vegetable Oils

Eqbal Dauqan, Halimah Abdullah Sani, Aminah Abdullah, Halimah Muhamad and Ab. Gapor Md. Top

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.407.412

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 5

Pages 407-412

Abstract

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 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).

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© 2011 Eqbal Dauqan, Halimah Abdullah Sani, Aminah Abdullah, Halimah Muhamad and Ab. Gapor Md. Top. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.