Where Does Vitamin E Come From?

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The term vitamin E describes a group of eight fat-soluble antioxidants, all of which are naturally present in certain types of foods, according to The World's Healthiest Foods. Foods that are rich in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, spinach, peanuts, asparagus and mustard greens, among others, according to Healthaliciousness.com.

A popular component of many anti-aging skin care products, vitamin E is thought to prevent free radicals in the skin, which are believed to be one of the major causes of aging, according to The World's Healthiest Foods. Vitamin E is also available as an over-the-counter nutritional supplement. Too much vitamin E can be harmful. A healthy daily dose of vitamin E is 20 milligrams.