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This level was thought to be sufficient to protect precooked broiler meat during chill storage and processing. Since chicken dark meat tends to be oxidized more rapidly than breast meat, the effect of supplemental vitamin E on the stability of processed and or frozen dark meat products is significant. Research published in 1999 and 2001 (35-37) indicated that dark meat from vitamin E-supplemented birds is significantly more stable than that from nonsupplemented birds...

Nutrition and Health Implications of Vitamin E

With publication of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for vitamin E by the Food and Nutrition Board, National Institute of Medicine (1), recommended intakes for vitamin E now are based on the 2R-stereoisomeric forms of -tocopherol ( -T). Other forms including the 2S-stereoisomers present in synthetic all-rac- -T preparations and other tocopherols and tocotrienols in foods do not contribute to the intake requirement. Although sound scientific evidence backs the decision of the Panel on Dietary...

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Owen R.Fennema University of Wisconsin-Madison Y.H.Hui Science Technology System Marcus Karel Rutgers University (emeritus) Pieter Walstra Wageningen University John R.Whitaker University of California-Davis Additives P.Michael Davidson University of Tennessee-Knoxville Dairy science James L.Steele University of Wisconsin-Madison Flavor chemistry and sensory analysis John H.Thorngate III University of California-Davis Food engineering Daryl B.Lund University of Wisconsin-Madison Food lipids and...

Toxicity of Vitamin E and the Tolerable Upper Intake Level

Vitamin E is one of the least toxic vitamins 50 , and there is no evidence of side effects of consumption of vitamin E that occurs naturally in foods. Studies on toxicity are, therefore, limited to supplemental sources of vitamin E 1 . Kappus and Diplock 51 reviewed the literature on vitamin E toxicity and concluded that humans show few side effects after supplemental doses below 2100mg per day of tocopherol. Animal studies show that vitamin E is not mutagenic, carcinogenic, or teratogenic 5254...