Vitamin E

Why is it important?


It is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals, which can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.

Top foods for Vitamin E





Sweet Potato

Sunflower Seeds



Recipe Crab salad with Avocado and Pomelo

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· 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

· 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

· 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

· 2 tsp finely chopped fresh tarragon or chervil

· 1/2 tsp freshly grated orange zest

· 1/2 tsp salt

· 1/4 tsp dry mustard

· 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


· 2 heads butterhead lettuce, separated into leaves (about 8 c)

· 2 med sweet onions, sliced (about 2 c)

· 2 pomelos, peeled and cut into sections (about 4 c)

· 1 med avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

· 1 C lump crabmeat (available at fish counter)

· 1 tbsp chopped toasted skinless hazelnuts


1. Prepare dressing: Whisk together orange juice, oil, vinegar, tarragon, orange zest, salt, mustard, and pepper in medium bowl. Set aside. 

2. Assemble salad: Combine lettuce, onions, and pomelos in large bowl. Toss with dressing and mound onto 4 plates. Fan out a quarter of the avocado on top of each and top with crabmeat and hazelnuts.