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 (găm′ə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
An alcohol, C28H48O2, that is one of the components of vitamin E and is present in corn and soybean oils, nuts, and seeds.
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Gamma-tocopherol is a major form of vitamin E, which is abundant in nuts like walnuts and pecans and in the legume peanut, as well as seed oils such as corn, soybean and sesame.
In contrast to alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol has very low vitamin E activity according to the rat fetal resorption assay.
They also have a wealth of other compounds such as Gamma-tocopherol (Vitamin E type), Alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3 fatty acid), phytosterols and melatonin.
Gamma-tocopherol content in the spontaneous-fermentation was not detected in the early spontaneous fermentation but emerged at the end of fermentation.
Like other nuts, walnuts contain vitamin E--but instead of having most of their vitamin E present in the alpha-tocopherol form, walnuts provide an unusually high level of the particularly beneficial gamma-tocopherol form.
Anticancer actions of natural and synthetic vitamin E forms: RRR-alpha- tocopherol blocks the anticancer actions of gamma-tocopherol.
Other vitamin E forms also may be important, including gamma-tocopherol, which is especially high in pecans, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts (which are actually legumes, not nuts).
Those who quit smoking and also took the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E showed a 1.
Drinking 200 mg daily of alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol provides broad-spectrum protection versus inflammation.
According to the researchers, walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-tocopherol and phytosterols, which may explain the positive effects of the walnut oil treatment.
Adzuki beans a darker seed coat had a 4% higher total tocopherol concentration than light colored seeds, seed color also impact delta-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol concentrations.