Fruits Rich in Vitamin E


Vitamin E is a very important nutrient for the health of the human body, and it play an crucial role in maintaining the functionality of the immune system and multiple metabolic processes. Vitamin e is a powerful antioxidant in the body of animals and it is closely associated with the metabolism of mineral selenium. Vitamin e actually has 8 different kinds of chemical compounds which include four tocopherols and four kinds of phenols. They are interdependent with each other and you can reduce the consumption of unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin a through the interaction of these eight compounds. However, the human body can only use one of these eight vitamin E compounds, known as alpha-tocopherol. In all vegetables and fruits we eat in our daily diet, only a small amount of them are rich in vitamins. Most tropical fruits contain a higher concentration of vitamins than other fruits.


Avocado is one of the fruits which are rich in vitamin e. In average, each avocado contains approximately 2.1 milligrams of alpha-tocopherol. In addition, peaches, nectarines and plums also contains a certain amount of vitamin e. Another type of fruit containing abundant vitamin e is the berry families, and nearly all members of this family are rich in this type of nutrients. Some popular member fruits in this family include blackberry, blueberry, black currant, cranberry and mulberry. In addition, many tropical fruits also contain a large amount of vitamin e in their flesh. Some good examples of such fruits include mango, guava, papaya and kiwi fruit. You can intentionally add these fruits into your daily diet recipes to ensure your daily intake of vitamins is adequate.

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Image provided By Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic from Windsor, Canada (From the bush to your mouth in under 5 seconds!) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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