Tocopherols in runner and virginia peanut cultivars at various maturity stages

I. B. Hashim, P. E. Koehler, R. R. Eitenmiller

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Alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol (α-T, β-T, γ-T and σ-T) were determined in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivars Florunner, Sunrunner, Southern Runner, AT-127, GK-7, NC-7, NC-9 and GK-3. There were significant differences in tocopherol content among runner- and virginia-type peanut cultivars, and these differences were affected by the degree of maturation. α-T decreased with maturation for all of the cultivars except Florunner. γ-T increased with maturation for GK-7, NC-9 and GK-3 but decreased for Florunner. For the mature nuts, Florunner and NC-9 had the highest levels of α-T while GK-3 and Southern Runner had the lowest levels. GK-7 and Sunrunner had the highest levels of γ-T, while the lowest levels were in Florunner and GK-3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Arachis hypogaea L
  • cultivar
  • genotype
  • maturity
  • tocopherol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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