Natural Mixed Tocopherols
Natural Mixed Tocopherols are natural antioxidants which is a natural source form of Vitamin E obtained from vacuum steam distillation of edible vegetable oil products. They are a widely used ingredient in foods, dietary supplements, animal feeds and industrial applications to help protect finished products from the damaging effects of oxidation. In doing so they extend product shelf life and help prevent chemical reactions which can lead to undesirable changes in finished product flavor, odor or color.
Mixed Tocopherols contain naturally occurring mixtures of alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols. Their purpose in nature is to protect the oils and other essential lipids in living products such as seeds. These same natural properties can be used to protect foods and other products.
Mixed Tocopherols are a clear, viscous, brownish-red oil with a mild vegetable oil-like odor. Prolonged exposure to oxygen, light, and/or certain chemicals may result in a gradual darkening. As such it is recommended that normal storage practices for vegetable oils be followed. These should include minimizing contact with air through the use of nitrogen blanketing, avoiding direct sunlight or elevated storage temperatures, and avoiding unnecessary contact with transition metals or alkaline substances.
Mixed tocopherols conform to FCC requirements, are produced under certified ISO 9001, 14001 and 22000 programs, and are certified Kosher and Halal. Soybean or sunflower oil may be added to standardize concentration. Non-GM products are available on request.