Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vitamin E content in banana

Banana is rich in many bioactive compounds, such as carotenoids, flavonoids, phenolics, amines, vitamin C, and vitamin E having antioxidant activities to provide many human health benefits. Banana contains about 0.1 mg/100 g of α –tocopherol. 0.02 mg/100 g of γ-tocopherol and 0.01 mg/100g δ-tocopherol

Vitamin E includes tocopherols and tocotrienols. They can be in eight different forms (four tocopherols and four tocotrienols). All the isomers have aromatic rings with a hydroxyl group that can donate hydrogen atoms to reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS).

It protects the skin from various deleterious effects due to solar radiation by acting as a free-radical scavenger. Experimental studies suggest that vitamin E has antitumorigenic and photoprotective properties.

Vitamin E acts mainly as an antioxidant preventing polyunsaturated fatty acids from being damaged by lipid peroxidation. Oxidative damage has been linked to numerous chronic diseases conditions, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and dietary vitamin E intake and lower circulating vitamin E concentrations have been linked to cardiovascular disease and cancer in observational studies.
Vitamin E content in banana

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