5. Vitamin E Enrichment of Chicken Eggs

  1. Ronald Ross Watson Ph.D.
  1. Zeina Makhoul

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376973.ch5

Eggs and Health Promotion

Eggs and Health Promotion

How to Cite

Makhoul, Z. (2002) Vitamin E Enrichment of Chicken Eggs, in Eggs and Health Promotion (ed R. R. Watson), Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470376973.ch5

Editor Information

  1. College of Public Health and School of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813827988

Online ISBN: 9780470376973



  • vitamins;
  • health benefits;
  • meluzzi;
  • β-carotene;
  • health conscious humans


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Increasing Vitamin Content Of Eggs

  • Fat Metabolism in Chickens

  • The Rationale Behind Designer Eggs

  • Tocopherol Contents

  • Tocopherol Composition

  • Tocopherol with Other Antioxidants

  • Tocopherol and Lipids

  • Effect of Tocopherol on Fatty Acid Composition

  • Oxidative Stability

  • Effect of Tocopherol on Egg Parameters

  • Effect of Tocopherol on Sensory Characteristics of Eggs

  • Storage of Eggs

  • Conclusion

  • References