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E308 Gamma-Tocopherol

Vitamin E

Origin:
Extract of vegetable oils rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), especially soybean oil. Can also be made by chemical synthesis.

Function & characteristics:
Anti-oxidant in fatty products, especially added to prevent rancidity of olive oil. Rather low vitamin Eactivity.

Products:
Animal and vegetable oils and fats, mainly olive oil.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 2 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
Vitamin Ecan cause several side effects in high concentrations. These are not associated with the use of tocopherols as additives, but as vitamin supplement.

Dietary restrictions:
Tocopherols can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

 



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