Tocotrienol content in hen eggs: Its fortification by supplementing the feed with rice bran scum oil

Phumon Sookwong, Kiyotaka Nakagawa, Shin Ichi Nakajima, Yoshikazu Amano, Masaaki Toyomizu, Teruo Miyazawa

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Abstract

Tocotrienol (T3) is an unsaturated vitamin E having health benefits (e.g., anti-angiogenesis). We measured T3 in commercial eggs, and developed T3-fortified eggs by adding rice bran scum oil (RBO, containing 1.3% T3) to the feed. Commercial eggs contained about 0.11 mg of T3/egg, while the T3 content was improved to 0.62 mg/egg after RBO supplementation to the feed of hens for 7 d.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3044-3047
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume72
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Egg
  • Fortification
  • Tocotrienol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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