Best sources of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential all-rounder for your body. It provides you with protection from a variety of illnesses and diseases including heart disease. Too much can result in weak blood so don’t over indulge but try and get your daily intake. Vitamin E is not that common organically but can be found in many nuts and vegetables. Getting enough vitamin E will provide your body with lots of protection and with that in mind we’ve found the ten best sources of Vitamin E.

10. Taro root

Taro root is possibly something you’ve never come across but it is possible to find it and if you haven’t tried it is worth sampling at very least. It is actually inedible raw and most usually made into bread but is still gorgeous baked. It provides 10% of our recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

9.  Spinach

Spinach goes great with almost all meals so can be worked into whatever you’re having whether it be pasta or a roast. A 100 gram serving gives 24% of your recommended daily allowance so it is a reasonable though not incredible source of vitamin E.

8. Green olives

Olives tend to be like marmite – you either love it or hate it. When it comes to vitamin E though they are reasonably good providing 25% of your recommended intake from a 100 gram serving. If you aren’t a fan of them by themselves they are easily added in small amounts to pastas and salads so you can sneak a few in here and there and use something more powerful to disguise the taste.

7. Apricots

Apricots are one of the best sources of a lot of vitamins and they also provide large amounts of fibre which is essential to healthy bowels and digestive system so are a great way to boost your health. They provide 29% of your daily intake from a 100 gram dry serving. These are lovely dried and make a great snack for when you are on the move.

6. Basil

All herbs are great for you but basil is the best when it comes to vitamin E. Closely followed by Oregano. Both make a great addition to pastas and can easily be used to improve certain dried meats and fish. 100 grams gives you 50% of your recommended daily intake but you probably won’t use quite so much but adding it where you can will do a lot for your health.

5. Peanuts

Stay away from the salted and other versions which are soaked in a lot of saturated fats as these won’t improve your health at all. Rather stick to the roasted forms. Peanuts go fantastically in stir fry’s and other eastern dishes and are of course great by themselves. A 100 gram serving provides you with 46$ of your daily intake.

4. Pine nuts

Pine nuts are most commonly found in pesto but they are also nice as a healthy snack on their own and can be used in a lot of cooking to add a little flavour. A 100 gram serving provides you with over 60% of your daily intake so they are one of the better sources of vitamin E that are readily and cheaply available. If you can’t find them in a supermarket try a local health food store.

3. Almonds

Almonds are another great healthy snack that give you plenty of other vitamins and minerals besides vitamin E. They are most commonly eaten raw but you can use them for cooking in the form of butter or milk- though their benefits are reduced. A 100 gram serving nevertheless provides you with 175% of your recommended daily intake so these are one of the very best.

2. Paprika and red chilli powder

These come in joint second as they give you around the same amount of vitamin E for a 100 gram serving. A staggering 199% of your recommended daily intake makes these brilliant. They are a key ingredient in curries and many eastern European dishes so get your international taste buds pumping and start experimenting.

1. Sunflower seed

Sunflower seeds are small and versatile and a great healthy snack when at home or one the go. Available in many supermarkets the best place to buy in bulk is a health food store. 100 grams provides you with well over 200% of your daily intake so stock up and get snacking.