What are good sources of vitamin E?

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. Good sources of vitamin E include:

  • Peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seed kernels
  • Almonds
  • Italian dressing
  • Olive oil
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Fat-soluble vitamin E is found predominately in vegetables oils and nuts as shown by the abundance of options for good sources. The ones listed below are the best sources per kcalorie.

  • Wheat Germ Oil (1tbs)
  • Sunflower Seeds, dry (2 tbsp.)
  • Sweet potato, medium baked (1)
  • Sunflower Seed Oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Almond Oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Cottonseed Oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Safflower Oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Shrimp, boiled (3 oz.)
  • Parsley, fresh chopped (1 tbsp.)
  • Oat Bran (1 tsp.)


Vitamin E is found naturally in foods and is added to some fortified foods, including:
  • Vegetables oils like wheat germ, sunflower and safflower oils
  • Nuts and seeds are among the best sources of vitamin E, including peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds
  • Green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli provide some vitamin E

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