Tocotrienol fortification in eggs

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Tocotrienol (T3) has a wide variety of health benefits. For example, T3 acts as an effective anti-angiogenic compound useful for preventing angiogenicrelated disorders (i.e., diabetic retinopathy, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancers). Because the intake of T3 from dietary foods is low (few mg/day), it is highly encouraged to develop T3-fortified food for therapeutic purposes. It was found that commercial eggs contain a little amount of T3 (around 0.11 mg/egg), and that by adding extra T3 source (rice bran scum oil) into laying hen feeds, T3 is absorbed and accumulated in hen eggs. The maximum level of T3 was 0.56-0.62 mg/egg after 7 days of the experimental period. Eggs enriched with T3 would be produced and recommended as one of choices for T3 for its health benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Food Fortification and Health
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Concepts to Public Health Applications
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781461470762
ISBN (Print)9781461470755
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • Eggs
  • Fortification
  • Health bene fits
  • Tocotrienol
  • Vitamin E


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