Vitamin E: Food Chemistry, Composition, and Analysis, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Vitamin E

Food Chemistry, Composition, and Analysis, 1st Edition

By Ronald R. Eitenmiller, Junsoo Lee

CRC Press

540 pages

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pub: 2004-05-24
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Meeting industry demand for an authoritative, dependable resource, Vitamin E: Food Chemistry, Composition, and Analysis provides insight into the vast body of scientific knowledge available on vitamin E related to food science and technology. Coverage of these topics is intertwined with coverage of the food delivery system, basic nutrition, and food regulations, as well as the functional food and pharmaceutical industries. It details the excellent efforts of scientists worldwide who are unraveling the subtleties of vitamin E biochemistry.

This comprehensive reference explores the chemistry, mechanisms, and properties of vitamin E for improved applications in the pharmaceutical, food, feed, and cosmetic industries, highlighting the impact of vitamin E on consumer health and food quality with more than 80 tables of clearly organized analytical data. An organized guide to the vitamin E content of various foods, this is the most authoritative source available on the analysis and optimization of vitamin E in consumer products. It includes a large compositional database on tocopherols and tocotrienols in the food supply.

Table of Contents


Vitamin E: Chemistry and Biochemistry


Chemistry of Vitamin E

Biochemistry of Vitamin E

Nutrition and Health Implications of Vitamin E


Vitamin E Nutrition

Health Impacts of Vitamin E

Oxidation and the Role of Vitamin E as a Antioxidant in Foods


Lipid Oxidation


Antioxidant Accidents of Vitamin E

Tocopherol Interactions

Dietary Vitamin E Supplementation for Improvement of Oxidative Stability of Muscle Foods, Milk, and Eggs






Stability of Vitamin E During Food Processing


Edible Oils

Vitamin E Stability During Processing

Effects of Food Preparation and Storage on the Vitamin E Content of Food


Effects of Food Preparation on the Vitamin E Content of Food

Storage and Its Effects on the Stability of Vitamin E

Analysis of Tocopherols and Tocotrienols in Foods

Historical Aspects

Gas Chromatography

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Analytical Applications

Preparative Procedures for the Tocopherols and Tocotrienols

Additional Analytical Approaches to Vitamin E and Other Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Regulatory and Compendium Methods

Food Composition – Vitamin E


Food Composition Databases and Vitamin E

Vitamin E Food Composition Tables

µ-Tocopherol Levels in Foods

Quality Evaluation of Analytical Data Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition