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Analysis of Vitamin E in Agricultural Processed Foods in Korea
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Analysis of Vitamin E in Agricultural Processed Foods in Korea
Park, Yeaji; Sung, Jeehye; Choi, Youngmin; Kim, Youngwha; Kim, Myunghee; Jeong, Heon Sang; Lee, Junsoo;
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Accurate food composition data are essential for calculation of nutrient intake of a population based on its consumption statistics. In the Korean food composition database, there is a lack of reliable analytical data for tocopherols and tocotrienols. Therefore, this study was conducted to provide information on contents on vitamin E in agricultural processed foods in Korea. Tocopherols and tocotrienols were determined by the saponification extraction method followed by high performance liquid chromatography. Analytical method validation parameters were calculated to ensure the method's validity. Samples were obtained in the years of 2013 and 2014 from the Rural Development Administration. The samples included 34 grains and grain products, 14 snacks, 25 fruits, 5 oils, and 11 sources and spices. All vitamin E isomers were quantitated, and the results were expressed as -tocopherol equivalent (). values of cereal and cereal products, snacks, fruits, oils and sauces and spices ranged from 0.03 to 17.53, 1.01 to 12.84, 0.01 to 1.52, 1.09 to 8.15, and 0.01 to , respectively. Accuracy was close to 100% (n=3). Repeatability and reproducibility were 2.04% and 4.69%, respectively. Our study provides reliable data on the tocopherol and tocotrienol contents of agricultural and processed foods in Korea.
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