Vitamin E, along with all the other vitamins, is of critical importance to the human body. Also known as tocopherol, its main role is to protect the body from autoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A and carotene.
Further, it improves the function of the liver, muscles, sex cells, nervous tissue and more. Keeping all that in mind, it's good to know which foods contain the highest quantities of vitamin E. Here is detailed information:
- You'll often hear experts say that we need to use olive oil instead of sunflower oil, but even so, we must not forget that sunflower oil, as well as linseed oil, hold the top spots on the list of products richest in vitamin E. 2/5 cup (100 g) of sunflower and linseed oil contain over 41 mg of vitamin E. By comparison, rice bran oil contains 32 mg of vitamin E per 100 g, almond oil - between 24-25 mg, and olive oil - exactly 14.35 mg per 100 g.
- Coming in after sunflower oil and linseed oil, in 2nd place in vitamin E content, is powdered chili. 100 g contain over 36 mg of vitamin E.
- In 3rd place we have sunflower seeds; raw seeds contain 35 mg of vitamin E per 100 g. Roasted sunflower seeds, whether salted or not, contain about 26 mg of vitamin E per 100 g.
- Paprika is also among the foods with a high amount of vitamin E, nearly 30 mg per 100 g.
- Powdered curry contains about 26 mg of vitamin E per 100 g of product, while almonds and almond butter contain between 24-25 mg, depending on whether they are raw, roasted, smoked, salted, unsalted and so on. Among these, raw almonds contain the most vitamin E - exactly 25.63 mg per 100 g.
- Next come hazelnuts, which contain about 15 mg per 100 g of product, followed by tomato powder and dried basil.
- Further down the list there's many other herbs and spices, all in dried form though, pine nuts and others.
- Other foods rich in vitamin E are cereals and liver.