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Vitamina E (Tocopherol) > para alimentos

BTC offers you high quality of nature identical and natural grades of vitamin E, which are produced with over 45 years of experience by BASF. Especially our esterified forms provide you more protection from light, heat, and oxygen during processing phases and in the final product. With our technical expertise we can support you to find the right grade for your food application.

Physiological importance

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin vital for normal immune system functions. Vitamin E-rich foods typically have high fat content and can be found in seeds, grains and plant oils. In modern diets, the consumption of vitamin E from food sources is generally low and a large part of the global population has vitamin E blood levels below the desirable status. As an antioxidant, it helps protect against cell damage and helps maintain cellular functions. Vitamin E also plays an important role across life stages including pre-term infants, pregnant women, children and elderly persons to lead healthy lifestyles.

Properties of vitamin E (Tocopherol)

  • available as tocopherols and acetates
  • powder and oily forms 
  • excellent quality and outstanding flowability
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin E (Tocopherol)

In the food industry vitamin E is used both as an antioxidant (E 307) in oxidation-sensitive fats, oils and fatty products and for the fortification of food products, such as children`s food, dietetic products, milk powder, breakfast cereals, etc. Some grades are designed for the application in beverages, e.g. for the enrichment of soft drinks 

Besides the food industry vitamin E is also used for dietary supplements. 

Further specialty chemicals for food fortification

About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry.

Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.