Pomegranate Seeds- 300mg Of Vitamin E Per 100g!

Discussion in 'E' started by Johnathan5544, Oct 8, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male

    Attached Files:

  2. Dobbler

    Dobbler Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    493
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah but how much PUFA are in those? They are seeds so im assuming alot. I dont see really any benefit if those 100g of seeds give you 20-40g of PUFA.
    Pomegranate juice on the other hand is usually PUFA free and high in antioxidants.
     
  3. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    It has huge benefit. If the same amount of vitamin e is in the juice then that is good too. I will be buying some pomegranates from my local supermarket tomorrow. I actually bought one months ago but didnt know how to open it to eat it so just threw it out lol.
     
  4. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    Looks like the juice has no fat which means no vitamin E.
     
  5. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male

    Attached Files:

  6. Tenacity

    Tenacity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2016
    Messages:
    749
    Gender:
    Male
    You don't need a lot of vitamin E if you are low in PUFA. It can help in estrogenic conditions. There probably isn't a practical source of vitamin E in nature separate from PUFA, because vitamin E's role is to prevent the PUFA from spoiling. High vitamin C fruits also have proportionally more PUFA than low vitamin C fruits, for similar reasons - to stop the PUFA oxidising.
     
  7. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm sure it is fine the way it exists in nature though.

    That last study showed red peppers have 1417mg vitamin e per 100g. Nutritiondata says 1.6mg per 100g, and shows only a small amount for pomegranates too. The studies are more reliable than nutritiondata so I will go with them. With the RDA only at 10mg sweet peppers aka capsicums in Australia provide an enormous amount, and make vitamin e supplements unnecessary.
     
  8. nad

    nad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Female
    How you guys eat Guava, do you remove it's seeds, or they just come out undigested? They so hard like kernels.
     
  9. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    The study I posted
    Determination of the total antioxidant activity of fruits and vegetables by a liposome assay.
    has a typo. It should be mcg per 100g not mg per 100g so bell peppers really only have 1.4mg per 100g which is not much.

    Looks like pomegranate seeds are the highest with 300mg per 100g.

    I have never eaten guava. If I do I will try eat the seeds if they are soft enough if not will just chuck them in the garden, and hope it grows.
     
  10. OP
    Johnathan5544

    Johnathan5544 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    I bought, and ate some pomegranates, and their arils today. The vitamin E is in the seeds, and the seeds only represent about 10% of the aril weight. The rest is red stuff around the seed. Arils are about 34% of the actual pomegranate weight. Sooo the vitamin E content of whole arils is only 30mg per 100g, and in a 550g pomegranate there is 187g of arils making for 56mg vitamin e per pomegranate which is still not bad but not the top source. Looks like annatto seeds with 160mg/100g are still the top source.
    Pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds have 40mg per 100g. French cheese 90mg per 100g.

    Here is a textbook on vitamin E

    http://www.anme.com.mx/libros/Vitamin E - Food Chemistry, Composition, and Analysis.pdf
     
  11. Such_Saturation

    Such_Saturation Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    7,368
    Try to think about, why would the plant make more vitamin E than is barely sufficient to protect the PUFA? The net benefit is less than zero in eating these foods.
     
  12. Amazoniac

    Amazoniac Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Messages:
    7,021
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Not Uganda
    Hi, Such. But how to explain these variances?
     
  13. Such_Saturation

    Such_Saturation Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    7,368
    I don't know, temperature, part of the plant, function of the part, other antioxidants...
     
  14. Amazoniac

    Amazoniac Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Messages:
    7,021
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Not Uganda
    Do you think none of those have vitamin E to spare? To prepare it for a closed system when the seed is on its own, it might make sense to leave it with some extra vitamin E for the season depending on what it's expecting to encounter ahead (perhaps increasing vit E content is more guaranteed than unsaturating it), especially if it's protecting fragile parts as you say.
     
  15. Shai Hulud

    Shai Hulud Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    Do seeds from desert plants have relatively more Vitamin E? In the heat they should need more to avoid PUFA oxidation.
     
  16. paymanz

    paymanz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,650
    Gender:
    Male
    Interesting, but numbers look unreal big, im not sure...
    White grapes are not that bad! Lol
     
  17. rob

    rob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2019
    Messages:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
Loading...