What are some sources of vitamin E?


Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and a potent antioxidant. Sources of vitamin E include:

  • Wheat germ
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Soy milk
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Corn oil
  • Olive oil
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Elizabeth Casparro, MPH,RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

The best sources of vitamin E are plant sources. Nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and dark leafy green vegetables are the best. Just 1 ounce of sunflower seeds actually gives you all of the vitamin E an average individual needs for the day! Vitamin E is also a fat-soluble vitamin (meaning best absorbed with fat); so if you choose dark leafy greens as your source, be sure to cook it with vegetable oils or use a vegetable oil based salad dressing.

The best food sources are cold-pressed seed oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds, mango, and green leafy vegetables like broccoli, chard, kohlrabi, pumpkin, spinach, and greens of dandelion, mustard and turnip. You can also find vitamin E in meat, fish, poultry, clams, mackerel, salmon, and shrimp.
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The best sources of vitamin E are wheat germ oil and polyunsaturated vegetable oils, seeds, and nuts. Good sources are asparagus, avocados, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and whole grains.

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