TOCOPHEROL CONTENT IN EDIBLE PLANT OILS
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 4A):157–161
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Edible vegetable oils were analysed for tocopherols by reversed-phase HPLC. These included refined corn, soybean, sunflower, rapeseed, grapeseed, and peanut oils, and cold-pressed extra-virgin olive, linseed, rapeseed, and sunflower oils. Total measured tocopherol concentrations varied in the range from 121 to 829 mg/kg. The contents of individual α-, (β+γ)-, and δ-tocopherols show a great diversity depending on the kind of oil. Moreover, the effect of photooxidation on the tocopherol content was studied in cold-pressed sunflower and rapeseed oils. These studies revealed only a minor decomposition of tocopherols under visible light.
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